Collaborations, scholarships and awards

Research evaluation

Magistrates court member in Serra Hunter, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (2014)

Member of the Publishing board in the magazine Environmental Discourses in Science Education Series, Editorial Springer International Publishing (2013-present)

Investigation projects evaluator, University of Luxembourg (2013)

Member from the magistrates’ court for the hiring of investigators in sciences didactics, University of Luexembourg (2011-2014)

Evaluator of the Revista brasileira de Pesquisa em Edcação em Ciêncieas (2009)

Internal evaluator of SUPPORT Comenius III Network. Project: “Internal evaluation of the Comenius network Project SUPPORT” Norwegian Directorate of Education and Culture (2008-2010) Responsible investigator: Mariona Espinet. Financing: 6.000€ 

Project evaluator in the area of Sciences didactics in the agency AGAUR from the Generalitat de Catalunya (2008-present)

Member of the Publishing board in the magazine Cultural Studies in Science Education (2005-present)

Evaluator of the VII, VIII i IX International Congress on investigation in sciences didactics (2005, 2009, 2013)

Projects’ evaluator, AGAUR Agency, Generalitat de Catalunya (2005, 2008, 2009)

Evaluator of the VII International Congress on investigation in Sciences Didactics. Granada, Spain (2005)

Member of the Publishing board in the magazine Enseñanza de las Ciencias: ICE- UAB. (2003- 2009)

Member of the Editing Department in the magazine Enseñanza de las ciencias, ICE-UAB (2003-2008)

Member of the publishing board in the magazine Science and Technology  Education Series . Editorial Kluwer Academic Press. (1998- 2006)

Proofreader in the magazine Enseñanza de las Ciencias journal: ICE- UAB. (1992present)

Evaluator of the magazine Enseñanza de las Ciencias, ICE-UAB (1992-2000)

Examining magistrate of the Gwinnwtt County-Newton County Science. University of Georgia, Athens, USA (1985)

 

Research and innovative education management

Coordinator of the Working Group of Science and English Teachers in collaboration with the CESIRES of Sciences and Language form Generalitat de Catalunya (2014-present)

Coordinator of the Research Consolidated Group Language and Context in Science Education, AGAUR SGR2014-1479 (2014-2016)

General Coordinator, General Organizer and Organizer of the Scientific Comitée from the Final congress CoDeS Conference on Designing Sustainable Futures through School Community collaboration. Autonomous University of Barcelona (2014)

Coordinator of the Research Group Language and Science Education (SGR-LIEC) with the distinction of consolidated group awarded by the Catalan Agency AGAUR SGR2009-1435 (2011-2013)

Coordinator of the Research Group Education for sustainability, School and Community (GRESC@) (2009 – present)

Coordinator of the Work Group Teachers from Agenda 21 Scholar, Sant Cugat del Vallès, Resources Center from  Vallès Occidental (2007-20014)

Pedagogical coordinator of ESLV group (Educació per la Sostenibilitat al Llarg de la Vida) from the network of schools from Agenda 21 Scholar, Sant Cugat del Vallès (2006 - present)

Consultant from Sant Cugat City Council in the project Agenda 21 escolar (2006 - 2012)

National invited representative in ENSI (Environmental and School Initiatives) (2005-present)

Consultant of the Science Museum, Sala Clik dels Nens. Barcelona, Spain. (1990 – 2006)

Member organizer and from the scientific committee in the congress IX International Congress about Investigation in Sciences Didactics, Girona, Spain (2013)

Responsible Investigator of the Collaboration Agreement between the Sant Cugat del Vallès city Council and the Autonomous University of Barcelona for the research and development of Agenda 21 Scholar with an overture to climate change. Environmental Department Ajuntament Sant Cugat del Vallès (2010-2013). Financing: 18.000 €

Member Organizer and from the scientific committee in the congress CoDeS Working Conference on Collaboration of Communities and schools for sustainable development. Viena, Austria. (2012)

Organizer member and from the scientific committee in the congress Engaging into reflection on networking in education for sustainable education,  ESADE, Sant Cugat del Vallès, Catalunya, Spain (2010)

Member of the organization from the 2nd seminar of sociocultural perspectives for the research in sciences didactics: Opening paths towards interdisciplinariety. Mathematics and Experimental Sciences Didactics Department, Autonomous University of Barcelona. (2010)

Member of the organization of the 2nd Session of Education for sustainability in Sant Cugat del Vallès: Advancing towards a sustainable school. Sant Cugat del Vallès City Council and Mathematics and Experimental Sciences Didactics Department, Autonomous University of Barcelona. Sant Cugat del Vallès, Barcelona, Spain (2010)

Responsible investigator from the Collaboration Agreement between Sant Cugat del Vallès City Council and Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona for the design of an evaluation and innovation study from the program of environmental and sustainability education in the educational dinamization plan from the City Council and Agenda 21 Scholar program. Environemntal Department. Sant Cugat del Vallès City Council (2007-2009). Financing: 12.000€

Organizer member and from the scientific committee in the congress VIII International Congress on Research about Sciences Didactics, Barcelona, Spain (2009)

Coordinator from the Work Group “Forma de concretar el currículum” in the framework of the sessions “Ambientalization and training of teachers”. Education for Sustainability Network (Edusost). UAB, Barcelona, Spain (2007)

Organizer of the working sessions “Ambientalizació i formació de mestres” from the Network of Research in Education for Sustainability (Edusost). UAB, Barcelona, Spain (2007)

Round Table Coordinator in “Education for Sustainability” from the seminar: “El estado de la investigación en educación para la sostenibilidad en Cataluña” Research Network in Education for Sustainability (Edusost). Universidad de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain (2007)

Organizer of the I Session of Environmental Education in Sant Cugat del Vallès. The challenges of education for sustainability in school. Sant Cugat City Council and Mathematics and Experimental Sciences Department. Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona. Sant Cugat del Vallès, Barcelona, Spain (2007)

Organizer member of the IV Transnational Meeting: Education for Sustainable Development: Innovations in teacher Education in Europe.  Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona, Universidad de Girona, & KU Leuven. Barcelona, Spain. (2006)

Organizer member and from the scientific committee in the congress VII International Congress on Rsearch in Science Didactics. Revista Ensenyanza de las ciencias. Granada, Spain. (2005)

Coordinatior of the II Seminar-Workshop of Scientific Education: Observation and Interpretation of Living Beings in Infantile and Primary Education: A profundization deepening. “La Caixa” foundation and Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona. Barcelona, Spain (2003)

Coordinatior of the I Seminar-Workshop of Scientific Education: Observation of Living Beings in Infantile and Primary Education: A profundization deepening. “La Caixa” foundation and Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona. Barcelona, Spain (2002)

Organizer Member of the Comittee from the VI International Congress on Research in Sciences didactics. Educational sciences Institute and Mathematics and Experimental Sciences Didactics Department, Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain (2001)

Coordinator from the II Meeting on Educationfor a Scientific Culture. Infantile and Primary Education. “La Caixa” foundation and Autonomous University of Barcelona. Barcelona, Spain (2000)

Member from the Scientific Committee of the  XVIII Girep Internacional Conference: Physics teacher education beyond 2000.  GIREP, Mathematics and Experimental Sciences Didactics Department, Autonomous University of Barcelona. Barcelona, Spain (2000)

Round Table Coordinator in the V International Congress of Sciences didactics. Instituto de Ciencias de la Educación, Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona y Universidad de Murcia. Murcia, Spain (1997)

Member from the organizer commission in the II Summer School of Research on Science Education in Europe. Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona. Barcelona, Spain (1995-1996)

Coordinator of the 3rd European Seminar Proyecto Agua. Departamento de Didáctica de la Matemática y de las Ciencias Experimentales de la Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona. Bellaterra, Barcelona, Spain (1996)

Round Table Coordinator in the 4th Simposium about Natural Scinces Teaching. Escuela Universitaria de Formación del Profesorado de EGB, Universidad de Barcelona. Barcelona, Spain (1994-1995)

Member from the organizer commission of presentations and communications in the 4th Simposium on the learning of Natural Sciences. Escuela Universitaria de Formación del Profesorado de EGB, Universidad de Barcelona. Barcelona, Spain (1994-1995)

Round Table Coordinator of communication researches on assessment of biology’s learning during secondary school and university. V European Meeting on Diology Didactics. Asociación Europea de Didáctica de la Biología. Barcelona, Spain (1993)           

Coordinator from the Permanent Seminar “The dinamization of the assessment committees”. Instituto de Ciencias de la Educación, Universidad Autònoma de Barcelona. Barcelona, Spain (1991-1992)

Coordinator from the Seminar in Educative research. Instituto de Ciencias de la Educación, Universidad Autònoma de Barcelona. Barcelona, Spain. (1989)

Coordinator of the seminar: “Research: the assessment guidelines”. Instituto de Ciencias de la Educación, Universidad Autònoma de Barcelona. Barcelona, Spain (1989 – 1990)

Coordinator from the Junior Academy of science Bowl. University of Georgia, Athens, USA (1988)

Coordinatior from the Colloquia in Science Education. Science Education Department, School of Education, University of Georgia. Athens, USA (1987-1988)

Presider at Junior Science and Humanities Symposium. University of Georgia, Athens, USA (1985)

Coordinator from the First European Seminar in Education: The Permanent Training of Teachers. Col.legi de  Doctors i Llicenciats de Catalunya. Barcelona, España. (1984)

Member from the Research Network in Education for sustainability (EDUSOST)

Member from ESERA (European Science Education Research Association)

Member from APICE (Asociación Española de Profesores e Investigadores de Didàctica de las Ciencias Experimentales)

Member from Doctores y Licenciados de Cataluña

 

University managementCoordinator of the Official Master in Education Research, Speciality Scientific Education (2013- actualidad)

Linguistic interlocutor in the Faculty of Educational Sciences, Universidad Autònoma de Barcelona (2011-actualidad)

Director from the Mathematics and Experimental Sciences Didactics Department, Autonomous University of Barcelona (2003-2005)

Secretary at the Mathematics and Experimental Sciences Didactics Department, Autonomous University of Barcelona. (2000-2002)

Third cycle Coordinator at the Mathematics and Experimental Sciences Didactics Department, autonomous University of Barcelona (2000)



Obtention of grants and awards

Positive valuation of the six-year research term, period 4 (2008-2913), National Assessment Commission of the Research Activity, Ministerio de Educación, Cultura y Deporte, June 2014

Positive valuation of the six-year research term, period 3 (2001-2007), National Assessment Commission of the Research Activity, Ministerio de Educación, Cultura y Deporte, June 2011

Positive valuation of the six-year research term, period 2 (1992-2000), National Assessment Commission of the Research Activity, Ministerio de Educación, Cultura y Deporte, May 2003

Positive valuation of the six-year research term, period 1 (1985-1991). National Assessment Commission of the Research Activity, Ministerio de Educación, Cultura y Deporte, May 2002

Visitor professor. Graduate Center of the City University of new York (CUNY). New York, EUA (2015)

Professor Mobility Grant. Erasmus Program. University of Klagenfurt, Austria (2012)

Professor Mobility Grant. Erasmus Program. University of Helsinki, Finland (2011)

VI International Congress on Research in Science Didactics. (PGC2000-3313-E). Ministerio de Ciencia y Tecnologia (2011)

VII International Congress on Research in Science Didactics (SEJ2005-24020-E). Ministerio de Ciencia y Tecnologia  (2005-2006)

Professor Mobility Grant. Sócrates-Erasmus Program (2005)

Travelling grant from the “Grant Convocation for the Presentation of Projects in the European Union Framework”. Ministerio de Educación y Ciencia. Autnonomous Univerisity of Barcelona (2002)

National Evaluation Commission on Research Activity. Ministerio de Educación, Cultura y Deporte (2002)

Travelling Grant from the Convocation of Grants for Assistance to Congresses. 1999-2000  (ASS2000-118/2T). Autonomous University of Barcelona (2001)

European Conference on Quality in Early Childhood Education (ASS2000-118/2T). Comissió Interdepartamental de Recerca i Innovació Tecnològica (CIRIT), Autonomous University of Barcelona (2000)

Help in Assistance to Congresses. Autonomous University of Barcelona. (1990-2000)

Travelling Grant from the Grant Convocation from the Mobility Program DRAC. Joan Lluís Vives institute (1999)

Reincorporation Grant to Doctors  and Technologist Spain. Ministerio de Educación y Ciencia (1989-91)

Free enrollment for the realization of the doctorate. University of Georgia, Athens, EEUU. (1988-89)

CIRITgrant for the realization of research projects abroad, Generalitat de Catalunya (1987-88)

Fulbright/La Caixa Grant for the realization of studies abroad (1984-86)


Participation in tribunals of Doctoral Thesis and Doctoral Research Proejects

Doctoral thesis: “Una aplicación del modelo constructivista y de los mapas conceptuales para la mejora de la enseñanza de las matemáticas en educación secundaria obligatoria”. Department of Psychology and Pedagogy, Public University of Navarra. PhD student: Edurne Pozuela Mendía. Director: Fermín María González García (2011)

Doctoral thesis: “Las actitudes de profesores y estudiantes y la influencia de factores del aula en la trasmisión de la naturaleza de la ciencia en la enseñanza secundaria”, Mathematics and Experimental Sciences Didactics Department, Autonomous University of Barcelona. PhD student: Ximena Vildósola. Directors: Jose Castelló Escandell i Maria Paloma Garcia Wehrle. (2009)

Doctoral thesis: “Aportes de la caracterización del Modelo Cambio Químico Escolar”, Mathematics and Experimental Sciences Didactics Department, Autonomous University of Barcelona. PhD Student: Cristian Gonzalo Merino Rubilar. Director: Mercè Izquierdo. (2009)

Doctoral thesis: “Análisis del discurso en clases de física universitaria.  Implicaciones para la mejora de la práctica docente". Mathematics and Experimental Sciences Didactics Department, Autonomous University of Barcelona. PhD Student: Thamara Josefina Fagúndez Zambrano. Director: Marina Castells (2006)

Doctoral thesis: “Estudi de la gestió de la classe mitjançant la investigació-acció”, Mathematics and Experimental Sciences Didactics Department, Autonomous University of Barcelona. PhD Student: Maria Carme Perseguer Esteve. Director: Mercè Izquierdo. (2006)

Doctoral thesis: “Elemento, átomo y sustancia simple.  Una reflexión a partir de la enseñanza de la Tabla Periódica en los cursos generales de Química”, Mathematics and Experimental Sciences Didactics Department, Autonomous University of Barcelona. PhD Student: Rita María Linares López. Director: Mercè Izquierdo. (2004)

Doctoral Research Project: “El raonament científic dels alumnes de 16 a 18 anys: formulació de hipòtesi de resolució de problemes experimentals sobre éssers vius”. Doctorate in Didactics of Mathematics and Experimental Sciences. Mathematics and Experimental Sciences Didactics Department, Autonomous University of Barcelona. PhD Student: Manuel  Fabregat i García. Director: Mariona Espinet Blanch (2004)

Doctoral thesis: “Joc, interacció i construcció de coneixements matemàtics”, Doctorate and Ongoing Training School. PhD Student: Mercè Edó i Basté. Director: Jordi Deulofeu Piquet (2002)

Doctoral thesis: “Estabilidad en el aprendizaje del uso de los trabajos prácticos en un proceso de formación de profesores”, Mathematics and Experimental Sciences Didactics Department, Autonomous University of Barcelona and National Polytechnic Institute of Mexico. PhD Student: Luz María de Guadalupe González Alvarez. Directors: Roser Pintó y Luis Castro (2002)

Doctoral Research Project: “El trabajo en grupo de los docentes en ejercicio. Análisis del contenido del discurso de los profesores de Ciencias de Secundaria en el diseño de unidades de forma cooperativa”, Mathematics and Experimental Sciences Didactics Department, Autonomous University of Barcelona. PhD Student: Digna Couso Lagarón. Director: Roser Pintó (2002)

Doctoral thesis: “Integración de la epistemología en la formación del profesorado de ciencias”, Mathematics and Experimental Sciences Didactics Department, Autonomous University of Barcelona. PhD Student: Agustín Adúriz-Bravo. Director: Mercè Izquierdo. (2001)

Doctoral thesis: “La actividad metacognitiva como desencadenante de procesos autorreguladores en las concepciones y prácticas de enseñanza del profesorado de ciencias experimentales. Una propuesta de formación docente”, Mathematics and Experimental Sciences Didactics Department, Autonomous University of Barcelona. PhD Student: Rafael Lucio Gil. Director: Neus Sanmartí Puig. (2001)

Doctoral Research Project: “El uso de herramientas informáticas en los cursos de ciencias de los institutos de secundaria de Cataluña”, Mathematics and Experimental Sciences Didactics Department, Autonomous University of Barcelona. PhD Student: Omayra Janeth. Director: Perez Castro. (1999)

Doctoral Research Project: “Estudio del conocimiento profesional de profesores de secundaria en Colombia. El caso de la relación entre derivada y velocidad”, Mathematics and Experimental Sciences Didactics Department, Autonomous University of Barcelona. PhD Student: Edelmira rosa Badillo Jiménez (1999)

Doctoral Research Project: “Causas de la no utilización de los logros de la didáctica en el aula”, Mathematics and Experimental Sciences Didactics Department, Autonomous University of Barcelona. PhD Student: Luz Maria de Guadalupe González Alvárez. Director: Roser Pintó. (1998)

Doctoral Research Project: “Educació ambiental a Catalunya: Un sondeig”, Mathematics and Experimental Sciences Didactics Department, Autonomous University of Barcelona. PhD Student: Angels Ferrer Montserrat. Director: Neus Sanmartí Puig (1997)

Doctoral Research Project: “L'autoregulació en la confecció de la V de Gowin”, Mathematics and Experimental Sciences Didactics Department, Autonomous University of Barcelona. PhD Student: Josep Lluís Clemente Carrasco. Director: Mercè Izquierdo. (1997)

Doctoral thesis: “Relación entre la construcción del experimento escrito y el desarrollo de la creatividad como estrategia de aprendizaje en el laboratorio escolar”, Mathematics and Experimental Sciences Didactics Department, Autonomous University of Barcelona. PhD Student: Mario Roberto Quintanilla Gatica. Director: Mercè Izquierdo. (1997)

Doctoral Research Project: “Creatividad y aprendizaje a través de actividades de laboratorio en la educación media científico-humanista”, Mathematics and Experimental Sciences Didactics Department, Autonomous University of Barcelona. PhD Student: Mario Roberto Quintanilla Gatica. Director: Mercè Izquierdo. (1996)

Doctoral Research Project: “La importància dels exemples en les explicacions dels estudiants de ciències”, Mathematics and Experimental Sciences Didactics Department, Autonomous University of Barcelona. PhD Student: Josep Lluís Estanya Viver. Director: Mercè Izquierdo. (1997)

Doctoral Research Project: “Resultats d'un programa d'educació ambiental: Resultats preliminars”, Mathematics and Experimental Sciences Didactics Department, Autonomous University of Barcelona. PhD Student: Carles Milà. Director: Neus Sanmartí Puig (1995)

Doctoral Research Project: “Actituds de respecte: Abast i significats de l'expressió”. Doctorat en Didáctica de la Matemática i les Ciències Experimentals. Mathematics and Experimental Sciences Didactics Department, Autonomous University of Barcelona. PhD Student: Albert Torras Pérez. Director: Neus Sanmartí Puig (1995)

Doctoral Research Project: “Anàlisi de les idees dels estudiants de secundària sobre què és un problema ambiental”, Mathematics and Experimental Sciences Didactics Department, Autonomous University of Barcelona. PhD Student: Silvia Maymó Ruíz. Director: Neus Sanmartí Puig (1994)

Doctoral Research Project: “La modelització del canvi químic”, Mathematics and Experimental Sciences Didactics Department, Autonomous University of Barcelona. PhD Student: Núria Solsona Pairó. Director: Mercè Iquierdo (1994)

Doctoral Research Project: “Concepcions i ensenyament de les mesures de longitud i sueprfície en els/les mestres d’EGB”, Mathematics and Experimental Sciences Didactics Department, Autonomous University of Barcelona. PhD Student: Josep Callís i Franco. Director: Josep Maria Fortuny (1993)

Doctoral Research Project: “Evolució del concepte angle en el segment educatiu 12-21”, Mathematics and Experimental Sciences Didactics Department, Autonomous University of Barcelona. PhD Student: Arcadi Cirera Castells. Director: Josep Maria Fortuny (1993)

Doctoral thesis: “El disseny, el desenvolupament del curriculum i el pensament del professor: El cas de l'experimentació del curriculum de Ciències Socials del cicle superior d'EGB a Catalunya”, Mathematics and Experimental Sciences Didactics Department, Autonomous University of Barcelona. PhD Student: Joan Pagès Blanch. Director: Pilar Benejam Arguimbau (1993)

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