REUNI+D Blog

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Critical and feminist pedagogy for the development of spectatorial skills and receptivity in expanded theatricality

A group of students of the higher degrees of Vocational Training (FP) of Promotion of Gender Equality and Higher Technician of Sociocultural and Tourist Animation of the Institute of Public Education IES-FERRARI of Valladolid created and implemented a theatrical performance called “Turn the mirror around”, within the framework of both degrees. The aim was to help to make micro-chauvinism visible in order to prevent gender violence and promote equality among adolescents and young people from other secondary schools in the city.

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Dialogues, feelings, and narratives around university classrooms participation

Do teachers and students share a common culture around participation? Is participation in university classrooms essential for successful learning? Is it enough to have a set of tools or techniques to make our classrooms more participatory? Are there gender biases in participation within classroom?
All these questions, and some more, have been answered by the research project financed by the UCM Student Observatory Office (2021-22 call) directed by Jon Sanz and Irene Martínez, whose main objective has been to analyse the perceptions about participation in university classrooms from a gender perspective.

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The educational space in the digital transformation: Future Classroom

The «Future Classroom Lab» (FCL) was first developed by European Schoolnet through the iTEC (Innovative Technologies for an Engaging Classroom) research project funded by the European Commission and involving 26 partners: ministries of education, technology providers and research organisations. iTEC aimed to transform and expand the use of technology in learning and teaching in compulsory education. Through iTEC, educational tools and resources were tested with some 50,000 students in 2,624 classrooms in 20 European countries. One of its main results was the design of the FCL.

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Does technology influence student engagement?

Engagement with Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) is reflected in the manifest behavior of students with the use of technologies, as well as by cognitive and motivational factors that favor ICT-mediated activities. Knowing some of the factors that influence this engagement is a tool for the design of resources and activities that improve student learning.

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Gender identity, influencers and adolescence

In times like these we are going through, with the questioning of gender equality, macho attacks, sexting, access to digital pornography, etc., among young people, it is vitally important to understand how the subjectivities and gender identities of adolescents are built in the digital environments in which they move. This is the purpose of the EDIGA research project (Entornos Digitales e Identidades de Género en la Adolescencia – Digital Environments and Gender Identities in Adolescence), funded by the Spanish Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities (PID2019-108221RB-I00). It aims to analyse and understand the role that digital environments play in the process of constructing gender identities at this stage of development in different socio-cultural contexts.

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University research networks as spaces for collaboration and social capital: The case of REUNI+D

Collaborative networks are considered a critical factor in developing the human species and any living being. Life would not be possible without the dynamic interaction between plants, animals, micro-organisms, non-living beings, and their environment. Nor would human life be possible without considering its physical, social, cultural, and technological environments as a unitary network living within a historical context.

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Challenges of for a pedagogy of multiliteracies in the language classroom

It has become a cliché to point to the widening gap between the forms of communication that students develop in their personal lives and those required by their teachers. The exciting work carried out by Cope and Kalantzis (2000), members of the New London Group, summarized in the Pedagogy of Multiliteracies, mentioned this gap almost thirty years ago. In 1994, a group of ten academics held a series of meetings in New Hampshire, USA, in a hotel room called New London. These meetings claimed for a change in educational institutions to prepare students to navigate, produce and critically interpret emerging discourses in an increasingly diverse and complex world with increasingly sophisticated modes of communication.

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Technology corporations, digital education platforms and guaranteeing children’s rights with a gender focus (edDIT)

Even before the school closures in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, but especially since then, digital educational platforms have burst into the classrooms of schools in different parts of the world. In this context, large digital platform providers such as Google, Amazon or Microsoft have demonstrated an efficient capacity to respond to a situation that exceeded the ability of many public administrations to deal with the sudden digitisation of educational activities. However, the entry of these and other corporations (also known as BigTech) into our education systems had been years in the making.