In this section the list of Keynote Speakers of #CIMIE19 is updated as they confirm their participation.

PANELS Thursday, 4th of July

Opening Conference. Profiguration, Intergenerational Education and social improvement.

Fidel Molina-Luque is a professor of Sociology at the University of Lleida. Dean of the Faculty of Educational Sciences (1998-2001 y 2001-2004). Head of the Institute on Educational Sciences – Continuing Educational Centre (ICE-CFC, 2011-2015). Director of the Research Institute of Social Sciences and Humanities, INDEST (Institute of Social and Territorial Development, 2016 to present). President of the Catalan Association of Sociology (ACS, 2015-2017) and member of the Spanish Federation of Sociology (FES). He has published several articles, books and book chapters on Sociology of Education and Intercultural Education, Intergenerational Relations, Mediation and Conflict Resolution, Leisure and Sports, Leadership, Human Resources Management and Training. Initiator and coordinator of the Research Group GESEC (Group on Society Studies, Health, Education and Culture) and of the RINEIB (International Network of Research on Intercultural Education and Bilingual Intercultural Education). Initiator and Main Researcher at the “Mediation and Conflict Resolution Lab”. Guest at FRA (Fonamental Rights Agency) of the EU as consultant on Research Methodology (Participative Research-Action) for a project on the inclusion of gypsy people in Europe (Vienna, May 3rd May 2012).
He has received the Mention of Excellence in Teaching Quality twice (according to AQU parameters, Agency of University Quality, 2008 and 2013), and the award (collective) “Grundtvig Award 2005” to the best European Project on Adult Education (“Telling Europe”) and the award (collective) to the project TOY (“Together Old and Young”, coordinated by Dra. Margaret Kernan, ICDI, The Netherlands) for the “Lifelong Learning Platform, Brussels” (October 2016) in recognition of its creativity, inclusivity and innovation in Adult Education (Active Aging, Education throughout life).

Mentes críticas para la mejora social a través de la lengua y literatura.

Harkaitz Zubiri is Professor at the Faculty of Education, Phylosophy and Anthropology at the University of the Basque Country. He is Doctor in Sociology. His teaching is framed in the área of initial teacher training for the teaching of second languages. At his faculty, he has co-lead a transformation process to get the dynamic of initial teacher training , especially for the teaching of second languages, closer to the models which are nowadays considered to be most effective at the international level. His research lines are centered, on the one hand, in the educational trajectories, teacher training and language learning. On the other hand, he has been Main Researcher of a Project which has studied a social movement in the field of the popular culture which has a considerable impact in his environment. He has been teacher at the Master Recherche d’Etudes basques en la Université de Pau et des Pays de l’Adour (UPPA).

Alba Torrego is graduated by Hispanic Philology at the Autonomous University of Madrid and graduated by Primary Education at the Unversity of Valladolid. She is Doctor in Education by the University of Valladolid with a thesis on youth discourse in digital environments, popular culture and media education. She is currently a Secondary Education teacher at an educational center in Madrid and Professor at the Faculty of Education at the International University of la Rioja (UNIR).
She has coordinated diverse projects on promotion of reading. She has provided training to teachers at different educational levels in several Centers of Training and Innovation.
Her main research lines are centered in media education, the linguistic study of the digital discourse used by the youth in digital environments, the reception of popular culture and the analysis of the discourse of the youth in social networks to study the construction of their identity.

Iria Sobrino-Freire is Doctor in Literature Theory and Comparative Literature, is Professor at the Department of Specific Didactics and Research Methods and Diagnosis in Education at the University of Coruña, in the area of Didactics of Language and Literature. She has participated in diverse research projects in the field of education for the development and global citizenship in collaboration with the NGO Solidariedade Internacional de Galicia. Among her research lines we can find the relationships between oral tradition literature and childhood literature, picture album and critical literacy.

Do we have learned how to live with old age? A challenge for the scientific and social progress.

Javier Garcia Alba is a fifth-year resident at the Sant Joan de Reus University Hospital, specializing in Orthopedic Surgery and Traumatology (COT). He has been accepted to perform an external rotation at La Paz University Hospital in Madrid, specifically in the reference unit at the state level of shoulder and elbow pathology. Also noteworthy is the rotation carried out in one of the most pioneering hospitals in Europe in children’s orthopedics, Sant Joan de Déu Hospital and also the rotation carried out in the Hospital Universitari de Bellvitge in Barcelona.
Javier García is involved in several researches promoted by his service, highlighting that he is the COT responsible of the interdisciplinary orthogeriatric unit of the Sant Joan de Reus University Hospital, awarded by the International Osteoporosis Foundation in the Fracture Liaison Services program. García Alba has a degree in Medicine and Surgery from the Rovira i Virgili University and has completed the Master in Integration and Resolution of Clinical Problems in Medicine at the University of Alcalá.

Laura Coll-Planas has a degree in Medicine from the University of Barcelona and a PhD in Public Health from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Her doctoral thesis was entitled “Loneliness, social support and participation of large people from a health perspective”. After seven years in Germany combining research and clinical in the field of geriatrics, she joined the Institute of Aging of the UAB, now UAB Health and Aging Foundation, from where she has participated, coordinated and directed projects in aging in the regional area and European. Her passion in research in and with older people are complex interventions from a biopsychosocial perspective and combining quantitative and qualitative methodologies. Currently, in addition to being one of the main researchers of the Aequalis project, she is the scientific coordinator of the Sitless project, funded within the framework of the Horizon 2020 program of the European Commission. Since the 2018-19 academic year, she is a professor associated with the Faculty of Health and Welfare Sciences of the UCC-UVic.

Aïda Solé Auró is tenure-track professor in the Department of Political and Social Science at Pompeu Fabra University (Barcelona). She is a member of the SocioDemographics Research Group (DemoSoc) at UPF. Solé earned two master’s degrees, one in Business and one in Actuarial Science and Finance, before getting my Ph.D. from the University of Barcelona in 2009. She concluded a two-year postdoctoral fellow in the Multidisciplinary Research Training Program in Gerontology working with Dr. Eileen M. Crimmins at the University of Southern California (USC, USA) and Solé was a research fellow in the “Mortality, Health and Epidemiology” Unit at Institut national d’Études Demographiques (Ined, Paris) (2013-2014). Solé is periodically visiting researcher at Ined (Paris), at USC (Los Angeles), and at the Max Planck Institute for Demography – MPIDR (Rostock). The long and healthy life of her grandfather, Tonet —who died at 103 years old—sparked her lifelong interest in the aging process. Her passion is to study the aging process and how it links to social systems. Her research focuses on understanding the determinants of health, the association between gender and health in different socioeconomic dimensions, and how people live longer healthier lives in multiple high-income countries. She is involved in projects that try to understand why different countries experience differences in health and longevity that could be due to economic, demographic or cultural differences across populations.

Maria del Mar Ramis editor of Research on Ageing and Social Policy (RASP) is an open access biannual Journal free of APC (article processing charges) and indexed in the Web of Sciences ESCI (Emerging Sources Citation Index). It publishes research outcomes with significant contributions to the understanding and improvement of the social policies related to ageing and the life course. RASP collects research outcomes from different disciplines and methodological approaches. In this line, different works will be welcome, related to: life course and ageing policies; employment and retirement; dependence and care; age, gender and class relations; etc. RASP pretends to be an international space for discussion and critique through the presentation of theoretical and empirical evidences that could favour equity and the advancement of our societies.

La Educación Musical como herramienta de transformación social.

Lana Kovačević was born in 1991 in the city of Sarajevo (Bosnia & Herzegovina). Currently, she lives Lleida (Catalonia) because of the Balkan War.
After having completed violin music studies at the Conservatory Enric Granados from Lleida (2009) and Professional Conservatory of Badalona (2010), she also pursued university studies at the University of Lleida; Degree in Early Childhood Education (2014) and Master in Inclusive Education (2015), where she decides to embark on her own educational project “A Path of Education for Peace” (2014), linking pedagogy and music through educational values. Values such as tolerance, respect and understanding are essential in the world we live in and, therefore, this project has become her main goal and the subject of study of her doctoral thesis. Through the theme of the thesis “Music as a tool for social transformation”, Lana initiates a path of International Cooperation, through the Department of Cooperation of the University of Lleida (ODEC). At the same time, she began a teaching career as an associate professor in the Department of Specific Didactics at the Faculty of Educational Sciences, University of Lleida.
Finally, Lana is member of the musical group Trenkaband where she has collaborated with various musical performances of the Barcelona NGO, Trenkalòs. She also has participated in the musical recording of the last album of the group “Soldados de azúcar” (2016).

Remigi Morant Navasquillo Honors Doctorate in Education (Didactics of Music) from the University Jaume I of Castellón. . He has worked for 15 years as an adviser in music education at the Ministry of Education of the Generalitat Valenciana. He is Director of the Department of Didactics of Muscal, Plastic and Corporal Expression at the University of Valencia and Vice President and head of the educational department of the Federation of Musical Societies of the Valencian Community. He is a member of the University Institute of Creativity and Educational Innovations of the University of Valencia.

Antoni Tolmos Lleida, 1970. Pianist, composer and lecturer. He is titled Superior in Piano, Musical Language and Theory of Music. He holds a PhD in Philosophy and Education Sciences. Expert in creativity and musical improvisation. Certified Professional Coach specialized in artistic performance. He is currently Professor of Music Education at the University of Lleida and at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. He has been Vice Dean of the Faculty of Education Sciences of the University of Lleida.
Antoni is arranger and artistic director of different record productions for other artists such as Spring Riot, Marc Marzenit, Meritxell Gené, etc. Musical Director of the “No Surrender Festival” and the show “Mamapop”. Founder and Director of the Music Down Orchestra composed of musicians with and without intellectual disabilities and also, together with Down Catalonia, the project “Momentos Down. How does your life sound? »With young people with Down syndrome. Creator of the documentary «sound identity» with Xavi Calderó. Creator of the “Nadales Tolmos” project and contest for girls and boys from 10 to 16 years of age.
His music has been programmed by international stations and televisions and is commercialized through digital platforms around the world. He regularly conducts concerts and gives lectures on musical creativity in Conservatories and Universities in countries such as Spain, Andorra, France, Hungary, Poland, Czech Republic, Austria, Denmark, England and Italy.
His approach to jazz lands has led him to Jazz Festivals such as San Sebastian (2010), Jazz Festival of Granollers (2009) and Jazz Festival of Lleida (2007/2010) where he has recorded live CDs and DVDs.
He has published eleven albums: “Cristal” (CD 1999), “Silencis” (CD 2001), “Blanc” (CD 2003), “Sons de ciutat” (CD + DVD 2005), “Patio de luces” (CD +) DVD 2008), “Nit Urbana” (CD 2010), “Musicolors” (DVD 2011), “Essència popular” (CD 2011), “The new age piano album” (CD2013), “Energy” (CD2016) and Universe ( CD2019). He has published works for piano, for choir and for different instrumental formations, books, articles presented at International Conferences, etc. He is the author of the Doctoral Thesis on piano improvisation as a pedagogical tool and currently directs theses within the field of Music Education.
His challenge is to continue using his music as a source of happiness for those who listen to it.

The body at the postmodern crossroads: the pedagogies of resistance.

Conrad Vilanou i Torrano Professor of History of Education in the Department of Theory and History of Education at the University of Barcelona, he has specialized in the analysis of concepts, discourses and pedagogical narratives. He directs the magazine Temps d ‘Educació and is the author of books and articles related to contemporary Pedagogical and Social Thought and the History of Physical Education and Sports.

Eulàlia Collelldemont Pujadas Professor at the Department of Pedagogy of the University of Vic, Central University of Catalonia. She has specialized in the theoretical and historical foundations of Aesthetic Pedagogy and the analysis of audiovisual representations in the history of contemporary education as well as the history of memory centers and studies on educational memory. He has participated in international and national projects and published books and magazines in the area of the theory and history of education.

Miquel Amorós Hernández Bachelor in Biology, Philosophy and Education Sciences. Doctor in Pedagogy, is a professor in the Department of Theory and History of Education of the University of Barcelona and teaches in the field of Anthropology and Philosophy of Education in the degree of Pedagogy of the Faculty of Education of the University of Barcelona. He has specialized in the relationship between biology and pedagogy as well as the pedagogical problem of creativity.

¿Cómo fomentamos la autonomía desde la educación física para crecer como ciudadanos activos?.

Alberto Moreno Doña was born in Jerez de la Frontera but adopted by Chile. Passionate about education and very critical with the School as institution. Pedagogical activist currently involved with the KOMUNUMO NGO and collaborating with the school with the same name. KOMUNUMO is a word in Esperanto and its meaning is COMMUNITY.
He currently works in the Universidad de Valparaíso, public university in the 5th Region in Chile. He is a professor in the Child Education School, which curiously is part of the Faculty of Medicine in that University.
He is permanent member of the Doctorate Faculty in Interdisciplinary Studies about Thinking, Culture and Society in the same university where he teaches. He is also part of the Fondecyt Education Study Group (National Fund for Scientific and Technological Development in Chile) and a permanent member in the Interprofessional Education Commission in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Valparaiso.
He is currently leading the Fondecyt Regular research project “El mapa escolar como ‘epistemicidio’ de lo educativo: comprensión de la escuela desde los márgenes” (School map as “epistemicide” of education: understanding school from the margins).
His main scientific, academic and professional interest areas are the following ones: Decoloniality and critical education, Child education and complexities, Human motricity and good living and Narrative research in Education
He is PE professor by The Universidad de Valencia, Spain. Master’s degree in Latin-American Studies, mention in Philosophy, by the Universidad de La Serena, Chile, and PhD in Education by the Universidad de Granada, Spain.

Carlos Evangelio Caballero Curriculum lines: Initial training in Primary Education Teaching with the Physical Education speciality at the University of Castilla-La Mancha, and Master’s Degree in Specific Didactics Research at the University of Valencia. He is specialized on the Pedagogical Models implementation in Physical Education, and he is making his dissertation and has published some works about this theme. He has professional experience with Primary Education age children, especially in sports clubs.

Eloísa Lorente Catalán Senior Lecturer in the National Institute of Physical Education of Catalonia (INEFC), Campus of Lleida. PhD in Philosophy and Education Sciences from the University of Barcelona and Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Education from the National Institute of Physical Education of Catalonia. She teaches in the area of Didactics of Physical Education and Sport in both, undergraduate and postgraduates courses.
Her areas of research are mainly related to self-management and the development of autonomy and responsibility, active methodologies, critical pedagogy and formative and participative assessment strategies in the area of school Physical Education and in Physical Education Teacher Education. She is a member of the National Network of Formative and Shared assessment in Higher Education and coordinator of the research group DECUBIAF.

Community Art: game, symbol and celebration.

Valerie de la Dehesa associate Professor at Rey Juan Carlos University and Visiting Professor at the Complutense University at the image and esthetic department. As an artist and a researcher has a PHd with the Complutense University titled Vegetal processes in the female body. Material symbolysm through art which is a study on the relationship of the vegetal process linked to female identity as a metaphor for the material and spiritual transformation through the symbolism in art. Now she is interested in Performative Archaeology, a re-read of the natural spaces used by the human race through history for survival purposes using her body as a performative indicator of what happened there, all being part of a contemporary art practice. Curator , and coordinator of experimentar art workshops in different institutions like Casa del Lector in Matadero Madrid, Harinera in Zaragoza, Hangar in Barcelona, Cantercel in Montpellier, since 2011. Staring now the to help promote women artists that were not made visible in the past. Photojournalist at El Pais, Spanish newspaper.

Javier Abad Molina is a Doctor of Fine Arts and a visual artist. Professor at the Educational Sciences Faculty of the La Salle University Center (attached to Universidad Autónoma de Madrid). Co-author of the book “El Juego Simbólico” (Barcelona, Graó, 2011). His research is related to the configuration of play spaces through artistic and playful installations, the creation of contexts for life and relationship and the encounter in educational, artistic and social spheres.

El trabajo social en el momento actual: abordando los retos sociales presentes.

Carmen Verde Diego has a degree in Philosophy and Educational Sciences, a degree in Philosophy and Educational Sciences, a PhD in Political and Moral Philosophy, and a degree in Social Work from the University of Santiago de Compostela.
Since 2010 she is a member of the Governing Board of the Consejo General De Trabajo Social [General Council of Social Work] (
Among her main lines of research are: family; childhood and adolescence; immigration gender; fundamentals of social work; professional ethics and deontology; methodology of research and social intervention. Around these lines, she has participated in more than twenty research projects, some as a main researcher, and has published more than a hundred scientific references (reviews, articles, book chapters and books). Among those we find the recent publication:
Verde-Diego, C., Prado Conde, S., and Aguiar Fernández, F.-X. (2018). The impact of the financial crisis on families in Spain: the case of Ourense, Spain. International Social Work
It is noteworthy that the work of Carmen Verde for social transformation goes beyond the academic field, evidence of this is her active participation in third sector entities, such as SOS Racism, among others.

M.Angels Balsells Bailon is a Full Professor of Education in the Department of Education, Psychology and Social Work at the University of Lleida. She is the Director of the Chair
Adolescent and Education and she’s lead researcher for the University of Lleida in the Research Group on Socio-Educational Interventions in Childhood and Youth (GRISIJ)—a project by the AGAUR, with joint participation by the University of Barcelona and the University of Lleida—as well as co-director of the Promotion and Protection of Children and Adolescents programme.
Her research activity is focused on adolescence, childhood and the family in situations of social risk and vulnerability. She has extensive research experience in identifying educational and social needs through processes of research and participatory action and in designing methodological proposals for socio-educational action, both in educational social services and in child protection.
She has made particularly relevant contributions to knowledge and innovation in socio-educational practices of working on parenting skills and involving adolescents in the system of protection for children and youth.
In this area, she leads the research project coordinated by the National Plan of the Ministry of Science and Innovation “Family Reunification as a Challenge for the Child Protection System: Research, Assessment and Implementation of a Socio-Educational Programme” (link to project), with researchers from the University of Lleida, the University of Barcelona, Rovira i Virgili University in Tarragona, the University of Padua, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University in Iasi and the Rees Chair Research on Fostering and Education at the University of Oxford. She also participates with the research team of the Erasmus+ Project Erasmus+ Project GIFT – GEFA Grow In Family Today – Grandir en Famille Aujourd’hui.

PANELS Friday, 5th of July

Multicultural and inclusive societies: refugees, migrants and ethnic minorities.

Fernando Macías Aranda is a member of the technical team of the Integral Plan for the Roma People of the Generalitat de Catalunya, an associate professor at the University of Barcelona and a researcher at the Roma Studies Center (CEG) of CREA-UB.
Macías Aranda holds a PhD in Education and Society (2017) from the University of Barcelona. His doctoral thesis has been developed thanks to a FPI pre-doctoral fellowship. The Contributions of the Roma People for the overcoming of poverty and Anti-Roma through the implementation of Successful Educational Actions.
He holds a Diploma in Education (2011), an Official Master’s Degree in Social and Educational Interventions (2013) and an Official Master’s Degree in Research in Educational Didactics, Training and Evaluation (2014); all this granted by the University of Barcelona. Thanks to the final work of his first Master, Macías Aranda was awarded the “Extraordinary Master Award 2013” by the Faculty of Pedagogy of the University of Barcelona.
Macias Aranda already has numerous scientific publications, some of them indexed in the prestigious JCR database (Journal Citation Report), and is co-author of the book chapter “Making Roma Rights to Reality at the Local Level: A Spanish Case Study”, coordinated from Harvard University by Dr. Jacqueline Bhabha, and Roma academics Andrzej Mirga & Margareta Matache. In addition, Macías Aranda participates since 2011 in different competitive projects funded by the European Union, the Spanish Government or the Government of Catalonia.
Finally, it should be noted that Macías Aranda is one of the founders of CampusRom, the first Roma University Network of Catalonia. This network, which already has a delegation in Aragon and with more than 75 members, is managing to increase the number of Roma people in the universities, thus helping more Roma people to access or maintain higher education. At CampusRom, Macías Aranda is actively helping other Roma like him in his access to the university, and post-compulsory studies, among others.

Shirley R. Steinberg is a Research Professor of Critical Youth Studies at the University of Calgary. She is the author and editor of many books in critical pedagogy and cultures, urban and youth culture, critical qualitative research, and cultural studies. A regular contributor to CBC Radio One, CTV, The Toronto Globe and Mail, The Montreal Gazette, and Canadian Press, she is an internationally known speaker and teacher. She is the organizer of International Institute of Critical Pedagogy and Transformative Leadership, and is committed to a global community of transformative educators and community workers engaged in radical love, social justice, and the situating of power within social and cultural contexts. Her latest books are Activists Under 30: Global Youth, Social Justice, Teaching Against Islamophobia, and The Miseducation and the West: How Schools and the Media Distort Out Understanding of the Islamic World. Her work is currently focused on issues of Islamophobia, Empowerment of Youth and Women, and Authentic Community Engagement, and Engaging Newcomers.

Pedro Flores-Crespo Es doctor en Ciencias Políticas y Desarrollo por la Universidad de York en el Reino Unido y actualmente, profesor-investigador de la Facultad de Ciencias Políticas y Sociales de la Universidad Autónoma de Querétaro.
Sus principales áreas de investigación son el análisis de las políticas públicas en educación, la relación entre educación y desarrollo y el estudio del enfoque de desarrollo humano, según Amartya Sen.
Ha sido secretario técnico del Consejo de Especialistas para la Educación que operó como un órgano asesor del Secretario de Educación Pública y coordinador de los grupos temáticos de la Asociación sobre Desarrollo Humano y Capacidades (HDCA) que fundó el premio Nobel de Economía, Amartya Sen y la filósofa Martha Nussbaum. Es miembro de la World Education Research Association (WERA), de la American Educational Research Association (AERA) y del Consejo Mexicano de Investigación Educativa (COMIE)
En 2011, fue profesor visitante en el Instituto de Educación Efectiva del Reino Unido y dirigió las revistas Interamericana de Educación de Adultos del Crefal (RIEDA) y la Mexicana de Investigación Educativa (COMIE). Actualmente, coordina un proyecto sobre movilidad social de los técnicos superiores universitarios.

Education before truth, goodness and beauty.

Universal education systems were born as part of the democratic revolutions to make the right of everyone to know the truths about the nature of humanity possible, to practice egalitarian values and to enjoy the most beautiful creations. Two centuries later, this triple task continues transforming the world and facing new challenges and risks. The currents of thought historically linked to Nazism and other enemies of democracy affirm that truth, goodness and beauty do not exist, that everything depends on the context of culture or on the choice of each individual. That absolutist relativism allows them to disguise lies of truth, to present kindness as boring and evil as exciting, to praise ugliness as superior to beauty. However, this will not succeed because there are more and more professionals and educational communities that will continually present arguments and evidences of truths, that will practice democratic and egalitarian values and that will make it possible for everyone who wishes to enjoy the many beauties that humanity has created, creates and will create.

Ramon Flecha is Doctor Honoris Causa by West University of Timişoara and professor of Sociology at the University of Barcelona. He has been Chair of the Expert Group of Evaluation Methodologies for the Interim and Ex – post Evaluation of Horizon 2020. The main conlcusion of his first European Union Framework Programme of Research (FP5), WORKALÓ, The creation of new occupational patterns for cultural minorities: The gypsy case was unanimously approved by the European Parliament giving rise to several European and State Members’ policies. The second EU Framework Programme project he led, INCLUD-ED. Strategis for inclusion and social cohesion from education in Europe (FP6), was the only Social Sciences and Humanities research selected by the European Commission to appear within the list of the ten best successful scientific researches. He is currently the Principal Investigator of IMPACT-EV. Evaluating the impact and outcomes of European SSH Research (FP7), that deploys selection, monitoring and evaluation new criteria of the several scientific research impacts. His scientific work have been published in world’s first scientific level journals as Nature, Cambridge Journal of Education, Harvard Educational Review, Organization, Qualitative Inquiry, Current Sociology or Journal of Mixed Methods Research. His publication on Cambridge Journal of Education received the Best Paper Prize 2013, likewise being the most read paper in the journal’s history.

Garazi López de Aguileta has been selected to conduct the PhD at University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Department of Curriculum and Instruction, number one in the curriculum field rankings, with a scholarship from la Caixa Foundation. She is currently research assistant at Community of Research on Excellence for All (CREA), where she conducts research on Successful Educational Actions, specifically on Dialogic Literary Gatherings and the emergence of the language of desire. López de Aguileta graduated in English Studies at the University of the Basque Country and has a Master’s on Research on Language and Literature Teaching at the University of Barcelona.

Esther Roca Campos is a part-time lecturer in the Department of Inclusive Education, Social-Community Development and Occupational Sciences. She has currently developed the PhD thesis, “Scientific, Political and Social Impact of Teacher Training Based on Successful Educational Actions: The Case of the Dialogical Pedagogical Gathering ‘On the Shoulders of the Giants’ of Valencia”, coordinated by the University of Barcelona and the University of Valencia. Also, She is part of the project INTER-ACT “Interactive learning environments for the inclusion of students with a without disabilities: improving learning, development and relationships”, of the National R+D+i Program. Since 2004, she has worked in a variety of social and educational contexts, always attending to people at risk of exclusion, and has been an inclusive education adviser in Generalitat Valenciana for 4 years and coordinator within the Inclusive School in the Education Department in the Valencia Regional Government (Spain) for 3 years. Her work is characterized by having included in the training programs on educational inclusion and prevention of violence in the Valencian territory (2013-2016), the actions and educational orientations with the endorsement of the International Scientific Community, whose social impact has been analyzed in journals such as Qualitative Inquiry, Frontiers in Psychology and the IMPACT-EV project, of the 7th European framework program. Her lines of research include the study of teacher training, educational inclusion, preventive socialization of gender violence and educational and social impact. She has published on these topics in journals such as Qualitative Inquiry and Frontiers in Psychology. She is Editor of Journal Multidisciplinary Journal of Educational Research that indexed in SCOPUS and ESCI of Thomson and Reuters.

The dream trasnformation. Inclusion of the community aimed at social improvement.

Joana Lúcio is a research fellow at CIEd – Research Centre in Education (University of Minho, Portugal) within project EDUPLACES – Practices, voices and pathways of inclusive education (PTDC/MHC-CED/3775/2014). Her post-doctoral research project focuses on the local and innovative dimensions of socio-educational practices aimed at overcoming school failure and dropout. She holds a Doctorate in Educational Sciences by the University of Porto (Portugal), with a thesis focused on the Educating City’s movement, through the lenses of socio-educational mediation. She has participated in research-intervention projects in the field of Local Development, with a particular interest for non-formal and informal educational dynamics, and the role of associations, companies and local government. She has developed training in the field of mediation and conflict management for teachers and other professionals. Since 2010, she has been an active collaborator of EERA – European Educational Research Association through its Network 14 – Communities, families and schooling in Educational Research (for which she served as Link Convenor in 2012-2015). She has authored several international publications, having recently co-edited a special issue of the European Educational Research Journal on the subject ‘Children as Members of a Community: Citizenship, participation and educational development’, and a special issue of the Australian and International Journal of Rural Education on the subject of ‘Rural Schools As Hubs For The Socio-Educational Development Of Communities’.

Maite Novo Molinero is an interim professor at the Rovira i Virgili University (Tarragona) and coordinator of the didactic of experimental sciences area at the Faculty of Educational Sciences and Psychology. With a background in fundamental science focused on biotechnology and genomics, since 2010 she has been teaching and researching educational science. She is a member of the MEDIS research group (Methodology of Educational Education with Social Impact), where she is dedicated to the promotion of scientific vocations in vulnerable groups. She has participated and led different projects, being the main researcher of the project “Inquiry in early childhood education (3-6 years): classroom activities for the promotion of scientific reasoning, groups at risk of social exclusion”, funded by the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology. Her research focuses on the application and evaluation of teaching methodologies in the STEM disciplines, for the development of scientific competence within the educational community. She has carried out several projects focused on the development of scientific thinking in early childhood and primary education, applying methodologies such as inquiry-based learning, as well as actions to improve initial teacher training.

Lena de Bottom is a Professor and a researcher in the Department of Sociology at the University of Barcelona. PhD from the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales in Paris, she has participated in several international research projects such as INCLUD-ED, contributing to the improvement of education, especially for women from cultural minorities, such as Muslim women. Her research focuses mainly on the areas of immigration, cultural identity, immigrant women, inter-religious dialogue and inclusive education, and has directed projects focused on these topics. Particularly noteworthy are her studies regarding the contributions that Muslim women are making to the feminist discourse. She coordinates the Inter-religious Dialogue Group (University of Barcelona) and is part of the Advisory Council for Religious Diversity (Generalitat de Catalunya). Lena has several papers in prestigious scientific journals and she is co-author of the book “The Chosen Veil”. It should be noted that De Botton has participated as a volunteer in the Mare de Déu of Montserrat Learning Community School since 2002.

ICT and Communication.

Rafael Marfil Carmona is an assistant lecturer in the Department of Didactics of Musical, Plastic and Corporal Expression at the University of Granada. Specialized in didactics and image analysis, as well as in Audiovisual Narrative and advertising, he has a PhD in Artistic Education (2015) and also in Audiovisual Communication (2017). Member, among other groups, of the Comunicar Group, Icon 14 or the Spanish Association of Film Historians, he is a collaborating member of the Research Group on Communication and Digital Information (GICID) of the University of Zaragoza. He has taught different subjects in the degrees in Communication at the Escuela Superior de Comunicación de Granada, a centre attached to the University of Wales, such as Film Analysis and Theory of Audiovisual Communication. His non-teaching professional experience has been developed in television and in corporate communication and advertising of the Obra Social and Cultural Centre of CAJAGRANADA Foundation. His web is .

José Luis Alejandre Marco Degree in Exact Sciences (1992) and Doctor of Mathematics (1999) by the University of Zaragoza. Professor of the Department of Applied Mathematics at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the University of Zaragoza. Director, since 2008, of the Banco Santander
Chair for collaboration in new technologies in university education, Founder and coordinator since 2010 of the EuLES Network, Interdisciplinary Network of Innovation and Educational Research in Environments uLearning in Higher Education,, recently winner of the Winner of 2018 Open Education Awards for Excellence. José Luis Alejandre has also received multiple awards for teaching innovation and open education from national and international institutions.

Ana Allueva is a Full Professor of Applied Mathematics and a doctor from the University of Zaragoza. Currently he is part of the management team of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the University of Zaragoza as Vice-Dean of Technology and Educational Innovation and Digital Culture and also as Deputy of the Dean for Equality and Attention to Diversity. From 2008 to 2012 she was the Director of the Technology Area for
Teaching in the Adjuntía to the Rector of Teaching Innovation of the University of Zaragoza. During this period, he was responsible for the Virtual Campus with the Blackboard, Moodle and Open Course Ware platforms (OCW site) and the planning and development of the training program for teachers in teaching technologies. Ana is the author of multiple works and books on educational innovation and participates and directs several projects in Open Educational Resources (REA / OER). She is the founder and coordinator of EuLES Network, an interdisciplinary network of innovation and educational research in learning environments in higher education, She is co-director of the
International Congress on Ubiquitous and Social Learning with ICT, USATIC (, which in 2019 will celebrate its seventh edition.

Science, Religion and Social Commitment.

Jelen Amador Doctor Amador finished the Master in Citizenship and Human Rights: Ethics and Politics in 2013 and the Doctorate in the Sociology Program 2017, both developed at the University of Barcelona. His doctoral thesis “Guerreras de Cristo”. Contributions of Roma women to the social transformation from Evangelical Church of Philadelphia “obtained the qualification of Excellent Cum Laude.” Previously, in 2016, her final master’s thesis on the same subject, obtained the 1st Prize of the 20th edition of the Young Sociologists Contest awarded by the Institut d’Estudis Catalans Amador. Is the first gypsy doctor to have won this award, her line of research on the contributions of Roma women and the Evangelical Church of Philadelphia in overcoming gender violence represents a contribution from new scientific knowledge in an area still barely investigated.
Currently, he works as an editorial assistant for the scientific journal International Sociology. She is also a researcher at the Community on Excellence for All Research Group (CREA) at the University of Barcelona. Where has consolidated its scientific and personal commitment to maximize the social impact of scientific research developed. It has publications in ranking journals such as International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (JCR, Q2) or Qualitative Inquiry (JCR, Q1). Doctor Amador maintains a close connection with the object of study of her research. In this sense, it is worth mentioning that she is a member of the First Gypsy University Network of Catalonia and also collaborates with the Gypsy Association of Drom Kotar Mestipen Women.

Bernart Balza Arana, was born in Bilbao 60 years ago and in Bilbao where he does his professional work. His training moves between two major themes, on the one hand philosophy and religion (a degree in Philosophy and Theology from the University of Deusto, a master’s degree in interreligious dialogue by the UNED or studies of Islamic culture and religion and Jewish mysticism also by the UNED) and on the other hand, the training derived from their work (Economics by the UNED, Social Education by the School of Educators of Barcelona, solar energy project installer). Because their work is the social commitment, in its different aspects: responsible for youth of the San Francisco de Bilbao neighborhood, coordinator of the Agiantza association (desire in Spanish) (from the ecumenical work impulse of shelters, workshops, insertion projects, support for women…), director of Fundación Sozial Fondoa (support for people in need) and founding member of Balenharri (first stone) (work in favor of justice, peace and love for creation for the empowerment of people who have difficulties in accessing the world of work, housing, health, etc.). He has also worked and continues to work as a teacher with different training centers in Bilbao. Man full and committed, aware of your dream and tireless seeker of it, freed from structures but taking advantage of them to support the most needy people. With them he lives, learns, grows and dreams. If you had to summarize your life you could say: God’s dream for all people abandoned by man.

Miguel Ramón Viguri Axpe Doctor in Theology from the Faculty of Theology of Northern Spain (headquarters of Vitoria).
Professor at the Faculty of Theology of the University of Deusto. Professor of the Master of Ethics for Social Construction, and of the subject Science Concepts, of the Faculty of Social and Human Sciences of the University of Deusto.
He collaborates as a professor of Philosophy of Science in the Philosophical Biennium of the Diocesan Institute of Theology and Pastoral (IDTP) of Bilbao. He has collaborated as a visiting professor with the Ramón Llull University in Barcelona, and with the Higher Institute of Religious Sciences of Barcelona.
Promoter of the Seminar on Dialogue Science-Humanities-Christian Faith, of the University of Deusto. Member of the Academic Council of the Francisco José Ayala Chair of Science, Technology and Religion of the Pontifical University of Comillas. Member of Icaro Think Tank of the Novia-Salcedo Foundation.
He has several publications related to the Fe-Philosophy-Science-Culture dialogue, among which are:
Viguri Axpe, M.R., (Ed.), Science and God, Desclée de Brouwer, Bilbao, 2011
Viguri Axpe, M. R., “Stephen Hawking and the origin of the Cosmos: A debate between Faith and Science”, Lumen, 55, No. 6, 2006, 475-497.
Viguri Axpe, M.R., “What is not evolution”, in Diego Bermejo (Ed.), Thinking after Darwin: science, philosophy and theology in dialogue, University of Comillas-Sal Terrae, Madrid-Santander, 2014.
Viguri Axpe, M.R., “Creation and providence in a changing world. Empirical data, images and narrations in science and theology “, LUMEN, LXV / 4, (October-December 2016).

Prevención de las violencias de género en los contextos y espacios de ocio.

Mar Joanpere Foraster PhD in Sociology, Postdoctoral researcher at Rovira i Virgili University. She combines her research on gender violence issues with social activism. She has actively participated in feminist social movements. In 2016 she publicly denounced a case of sexual harassment in a nightlife environment, also denouncing the lack of positioning of the security agents. The complaint had an important political and social impact that changed and transformed the administration programs of prevention of harassment in party areas, as well as, gave the opportunity to many victims to denounce the harassment suffered. Since then she has been interested in the prevention of harassment in spaces of nightlife, highlighting her participation in the training on Violet Points in different spaces and social movements.

Elena Duque, PhD in Pedagogy. Teacher at the Department of Theory and History of Education ( University of Barcelona). Her line of research are focused in gender violence prevention in teenagers and youngs. Specifically her research has been focused in gender violence in sporadic relationships in nightlife (discotheques). She has published in scientific journals as Violence Against Women. She collaborates with the Unitarian Platform against Gender Violence and she develope educational actions on gender violence prevention with teenagers.

Paquita Sanvicén-Torné has a degree in teaching, a degree in Philology, a Master’s degree in applied linguistics: planning and linguistic services and a doctorate in Sociology. She is an associate professor at the University of Lleida, where she teaches Sociology and Methodology in the Social Work degree, while also advising final degree projects. She is a researcher at the Group of Studies on Society, Health, Education and Culture (GESEC). Coordinates the Reflection Group on Contemporary Sociology (GERCS). Beyond the University of Lleida, he collaborates in projects of research teams of the University of Valencia, Rovira i Virgili University and the Institute of Andorran Studies. He is a member of the management team of the Committee of Sociology of Education of the Spanish Federation of Sociology. His interests and lines of research are framed in the areas of linguistic policy; dependence; active aging; impact of virtual socialization and intercommunication spaces as training agents; gender immigration and interculturality and prevention of violence. She is the author and co-author of articles, books and communications to congresses on these topics. Recently, he has co-directed the project Prevention of Violence from Birth. Spaces for socialization and positive conflict prevention, centered on the territory of Lleida.

The quality of teacher training in early childhood education.

Diana Elvira Lago de Vergara PhD in Philosophy and Education Sciences from the Complutense University of Madrid. Spain in 1995. Title validated before the Colombian Institute for the Promotion of Higher Education- ICFES Subdirectorate of Monitoring and Surveillance in 2000 and Degree in Social Work. University of Cartagena, Colombia. 1980
Positions held: Academic Director PhD in Educational Sciences RUDECOLOMBIA of the University of Cartagena from 1998 to date; National Director (e) Doctorate in Educational Sciences RUDECOLOMBIA in 2009; Vice-rector Quality Assurance University of Cartagena from 2014 to 2017 and Vice-Rector for Research University of Cartagena from 2017 to 2018.
Researcher emerita vitalício at COLCIENCIAS and Director Research group: Rueca -red university evaluation of quality. Registration in COLCIENCIAS 0020858 Classification “A”.
National Adviser in the National Accreditation Council (CNA) 2005-2010 and Evaluator of National Programs in Higher Education Institutions and Special Recognition by the Ministry of National Education of Colombia. Distinction José Francisco Socarrás in 2016.

Carmen Cecilia Lago de Fernández PhD in Philosophy and Education Sciences from the Complutense University of Madrid. Spain in 2006. Degree in Social Sciences. Free University of Colombia – Bogotá, ULCB, Colombia 2000. Specialist: Pedagogical Evaluation. Catholic University of Manizales, UCM, Colombia. 2000-2003
Teacher of infant and primary education for 20 years. He is currently a professor at the Rafael Núñez University Corporation (Cartagena de Indias- Colombia).
Researcher in the research group: Rueca – university network quality assessment. Registration in COLCIENCIAS 0020858 Classification “A”.
Publications and research on the initial training of teachers of early childhood education.

José Luis Aguilera José Luis Aguilera earned his PhD degree in 2009 from the Complutense University of Madrid, where he is currently professor in the Department of Educational Studies, within the area of Didactics and School Organization.
His research interests focus on the education of professionals in education and the development of educational actions in contexts of social vulnerability. Among his research lines are the training of educational researchers and social educators throughout the education system, including the university, attention to diversity and actions for educational and social inclusion of people and groups with specific needs, and neuroeducation as an approach to acquire educational actions adjusted to the development of thought.
He is member of several research groups: ISYFDI group, recognized by the UCM; SIEP, recognized by the UAM; or RUECA, of the University of Cartagena in Colombia.


Closing Conference. Ten Years of WERA. Nine Years of CIMIE.

John Ong Kim Lee was an Associate Professor at the National Institute of Education (NIE), Nanyang Technological University (NTU) Singapore for 12 years from 01 January 2000. He was appointed Chair of the Department (Academic Group) of Policy and Leadership Studies from 01 July 2005 and for his last one year at the university, he was concurrently appointed as Associate Dean for research. He was Vice-President of the World Educational Research Association (WERA) for four years from 01 July 2012 to 30 June 2016.
Lee Ong Kim obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in 1992 in the area of Measurement, Evaluation and Statistical Analysis (MESA). His Master degree was from the University of Pittsburgh in the area of Research Methodology, received in 1984 while his first degree, a B.Sc. (Hons), was in Physics from the University of Malaya obtained in 1973. He has conducted training programs for education officers from the Maldives, Vietnam, Indonesia, Pakistan and Malaysia. He has also provided consultancy services to several divisions of the Malaysian Ministry of Education and non-governmental organizations in Malaysia, some schools in Singapore, the Ministry of Education and Youth in the United Arab Emirates, the Ministry of Education of Qatar, the National Institute of Educational Management in Vietnam, the Ministry of Education of the Kingdom of Bahrain, the Ministry of Education of Kuwait.

Nerea Gutiérrez Fernández is a professor at the Faculty of Psychology and Education at the University of Deusto. She teaches subjects related to the Department of Didactics and Curriculum Development. In addition, she is responsible for the international mobility of the Primary Education degree. Her research focuses on the teaching and learning English through dialogical gatherings in the university context.


CIMIE es el congreso anual organizado por AMIE (Asociación Multidisciplinar de Investigación Educativa).

El congreso se organiza en dos jornadas intensivas de duración. El primer día se organiza en base a las disciplinas y/o áreas. El segundo día se organiza en temas abordados interdisciplinariamente.


AMIE es socia de la WERA (World educational research association)


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