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Pedagogical Lab PedaLAB UGR, a space to generate collaborative research practices

It is obvious that research is key to improving education, but how to ensure that this research has a real transfer and impact on educational contexts does not seem to be such a simple task. We raise this concern in the research group every time we start a new project: how to shorten the distance that separates the University and the School, seeking to reduce the existing gaps between the observer and the observed (Sancho-Gil & Correa-Gorospe, 2019).
From ICUFOP we have always been very respectful of the ethical considerations of research. Informed consent at the beginning, negotiation in the process and the return of reports in the final phase, but we were observing how this way of proceeding did not eliminate the distance between the research team and the team of teachers who were involved in the research we were conducting.
For this reason, for the development of the projects in which we are currently involved, NOMADIS and PedaLAB, we considered the possibility of exploring other forms of research.

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IV Summer School: La Tesis doctoral y la Ciencia abierta: dilemas, trayectorias y toma de decisiones

Committed to open science and to making scientific research and its dissemination more democratic and more linked to the needs of Society, REUNI+D, University Network for Research and Educational Innovation is pleased to announce that the IV Summer School will be held in Valladolid in May 2022, organized by the CEAEX group of the University of Valladolid.

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Collaborative networks for social transformation. Expanding dialogue in teacher education

A group of colleagues from different national and international universities, who are concerned about opening classrooms to collaborative work with schools and other non-formal educational organisations, have been weaving a lively and passionate debate for almost two years. Being part of an educational innovation project brought us together. This project was aimed to think about how to advance university teaching in relation to collaborative experiences outside the university classroom. The aim was to give meaning to academic and experiential knowledge crossed by a narrative process of learning and evaluation.

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Presentation video of the University Network for Research and Educational Innovation.

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Social media laboratories. An experience of socio-educational creation at the university

Social laboratories, as spaces for socio-educational experimentation, have become one of the main mechanisms for innovation nowadays. In this framework, medialabs emerge as a type of laboratory focused on experimentation with technologies and media and evolve, with the development of the digital society, into laboratories of citizen mediation and social innovation.

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Inclusive education and attention to diversity: an unsolved subject in the teacher training curricula in Spain

The educational reform, which began at the end of 2020 with the approval of the LOMLOE (Organic Law 3/2020, of December 29, which modifies Organic Law 2/2006, of May 3, on Education) continues its journey by addressing at the beginning of this year 2022 one of the issues that generates the greatest expectation among the educational community: the reform of the teaching profession. In accordance with the planned calendar, in the first months of the year the Ministry of Education will present a proposal that will cover, among other issues, those related to initial teacher training. Presumably, this reform will lead to a review of initial teacher training programs by universities, which will have to accommodate them to the resulting renewed framework of competences and contents.

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Academic Analytics in Higher Education and the Potential of Big Data Analysis

Learning in the context of the digital age is closely linked with the overabundance of information, with the speed and immediacy of access to data and with the variety of content that we can find on the Internet. In this panorama of constant flow and data storage, the concept of “Big Data” was born.

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Using games to train children’s digital competence: the Digicraft program

The DigiCraft program is an initiative of Vodafone Spain Foundation that involves the participation of certain members of the GITE-USAL group of the University of Salamanca. After more than a year working on the design of the program, it was implemented in 2020 in several schools and educational support classrooms across Spain. DigiCraft is a solid teaching proposal aimed at training the digital competences of Spanish children aged 6 to 12.

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An educational vision of disinformation: resources and tools for literacy

Democracy is threatened by the serious problem of disinformation. It is a complex phenomenon that must be analyzed from an educational approach in order to recognize what pedagogical models, practices and resources have been developed to train citizens to overcome disinformation. The “Forge of Destiny” project, funded by the COTEC Foundation for Innovation and developed by Nodo Educativo, aims to create an educational video game and has allowed us to learn about the relationship between education and disinformation.