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  • Sabela Fernández Monteira’s Doctoral Dissertation

    The research group RODA is proud for the defense of the new doctoral dissertation (the first in 2018). In the picture, the new Dr. Sabela Fernández Monteira (the second on the left) with the early childhood education teachers who collaborated with her during three consecutives courses, and the doctoral dissertation supervisor (Marilar Jiménez Aleixandre, the fourth on the left). The 

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Grupo Roda (GI 1667)

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The Roda Group has been recognized by the regional government of Galicia as a competitive referent group. It is formed by 35 people linked to didactics in four different fields (Experimental Sciences, Social Sciences, Mathematics and Language and Literature). The common field for the research is based on the development of competences (scientific, linguistic, social, mathematical). The group aims to promote the development of an integral education which promotes the necessary competences for citizens within a society in constant transformation, beyond  an academic specialization during childhood.

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Areas

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DEPARTMENT OF EXPERIMENTAL SCIENCES.

Process of building identities to contribute to the development of a specific skill to interpret and give new meanings to the reality: a) identify the problems to conceive the cultural, political and social identities as open realities; b) to overcome hardships that hinder the historical comprehension of the existance of processes of building identities with a link to the territory and landscape, from the local to a more global perspective; c) to define the cognitive model of learning social sciences to adjust the learning and the assesment of basic competences.

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DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SCIENCES.

Process of building identities to contribute to the development of a specific skill to interpret and give new meanings to the reality: a) identify the problems to conceive the cultural, political and social identities as open realities; b) to overcome hardships that hinder the historical comprehension of the existance of processes of building identities with a link to the territory and landscape, from the local to a more global perspective; c) to define the cognitive model of learning social sciences to adjust the learning and the assesment of basic competences.

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DEPARTMENT OF LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE.

Research about linguistic competences on the context in which there are two co-oficial languages. That is an oppotunity to achieve a real multilingual situation: a) to asses the comunicative competence of Galician students (in Galician, Spanish and foreign languages), identifying strengths and weaknesses; b) to desing strategies from a pedagogical-didactical scope to improve on the school sphere; c) to improve reasoning competences; d) to research about the relationship between literary education and the building of identities.

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DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS.

Research about the skills that develop the mathematical modeling, cognitive and metacognitive reasoning, to elaborate tests and technical refutations and mathematical technologies, and its skills to research scientifically, in practice and metacognitivaly. To analize the thinking of the teacher to support the development of these skills and competences. Currently, there is a research going on about learning problems on teenagers with risk of exclussion.

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GEOGRAPHIC ENVIRONMENT, HERITAGE AND LANDSCAPE

To provide the adequate knowledge about the different variables that interact in the geographic space - climate, land forms, water, vegetation, soil, human beings - with the purpose of understanding and relating the main processes that interact between living beings and their natural environment. The area has as its main objective to explain the organization and management of the territory and land within the framework of current societies.

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