Trayectorias de aprendizaje de jóvenes universitarios: concepciones, estrategias, tecnologías y contextos

Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación, PID2019-108696RB-I00. 2020-2022

The general objective of this project is to reveal the learning trajectories of university students, taking into account their conceptions, strategies, technologies and learning contexts.

Based on the general objective, the following specific objectives are proposed:

  1. Update and deepen research references around how young people learn, especially from the perspective of ‘learning lives’.
  2. Explore how young people learn from a series of individualized interviews to reveal and understand the conceptions, strategies, technologies and contexts related to their learning.
  3. Identify learning experiences of young people in different contexts in order to locate, relate and expand the concepts and learning strategies to which they refer.
  4. Detect the transits and movements in the ways of learning of young people between the detected contexts, as well as the role of virtual environments and digital devices.
  5. Carry out a thematic and biographical analysis of the different learning trajectories so that they can show the regularities and differences.
  6. Carry out discussion groups with students and university professors to contrast, expand and validate the results of the research.
  7. Carry out and implement an online questionnaire, based on the evidence on the conceptions, trajectories, strategies and use of technologies, which allows to contrast and validate the contributions of the research.
  8. Inquire about the role that gender can have in shaping how young people learn.
  9. Generate multimodal materials linked to the training of young people, which incorporate the processes and results of research.
  10. Disseminate the research process and results through publications and contributions to congresses, knowledge transfer activities and participation in national and international networks using the potential of digital platforms.

Participating institutions

  • Universitat de Barcelona
  • Universidad del País Vasco


Congress presentations

Aingeru Gutiérrez-Cabello Barragán , Estibaliz Aberasturi-Apraiz , José Miguel Correa Gorospe , Alaitz Sasiain Camarero-Núñez (2021). The Agentic Silence. Researchers Vulnerability in a Study About Youth´s Learning Lives. ECER 2021 – The European Conference on Educational Research, Geneva, 06-10 September 2021. Paper presentation.

Elizabeth Pérez-Izaguirre, José Miguel Correa Gorospe, Eider Chaves Gallastegui, Estibaliz Aberasturi Apraiz (2021). Ethical challenges researching higher education students’ learning lives: Reflections from Collaborative Autoethnography (CAE). ECER 2021 – The European Conference on Educational Research, Geneva, 06-10 September 2021. Paper presentation.

Eider Chaves Gallastegui, José Miguel Correa Gorospe, Estibaliz Jiménez de Aberasturi (2021). From a collaborative project to a doctoral thesis and vice versa: Spaces between individual and collective research. University of the Basque Country (UPV-EHU). ECER 2021 – The European Conference on Educational Research, Geneva, 06-10 September 2021. Paper presentation.

Regina Guerra, Miriam Peña, Estibaliz Aberasturi, Aingeru Gutierrez-Cabello, J.M. Correa Gorospe (2021). Teachers’ Learning Trajectories: First Steps Towards an Investigation of University Students’ Learning. ECER 2021 – The European Conference on Educational Research, Geneva, 06-10 September 2021. Paper presentation.

Bulla, G. S., Sancho-Gil, J. M., Souza, A. C. G. A. & Santos, B. S. (2021). Learning Trajectories of University Students who Choose Teaching as a Profession. ECER 2021 – The European Conference on Educational Research, Geneva, 06-10 September 2021. Paper presentation.

Correa Gorospe, J.M.,   Aberasturi-Apraiz, E.,  Gutiérrez Cabello Barragán, A. (2021). El cuidado y la relación pedagógica en una investigación sobre cómo aprenden los jóvenes estudiantes universitarios. VII Jornadas sobre la relación pedagógica en la Universidad. Barcelona, 2 y 3 de diciembre.

Hernández, F. & Sancho, J.M. (2021). Problematizing how university students learn from a ‘learning life’ approach.  ECER2020, Ginebra, 6 a 9 de septiembre.


Hernández-Hernández, F. y Sancho, J. M. (2021). Students’ Experiences in Suddenly Transformed Living and Educational Environments by COVID-19. Frontiers in Psychology, 5144.

Hernández, F., & Sancho, J. M. (2021). Dilemas y desafíos de la universidad desde el cruce de visiones entre docentes y estudiantes. Inter Cambios. Dilemas y Transiciones de la Educación Superior, 8(1). Recuperado a partir de

Book chapters

Fernando Hernández-Hernández y Juana M. Sancho-Gil. Los sentidos de aprender de los jóvenes universitarios: entre el acomodo, la reapropiación y la resistencia. En  P. Rivera-Vargas, R. Miño-Puigcercós,  E. Paserón (coord.). Educar con sentido transformador en la universidad. (p.55-66). Octaedro – IDP/ICE. 2022.

Pedagogical innovation project UPV/EHU

Educación y diversidad: Una mirada desde la ética inclusiva en los TFGs y TFMs

Coordinadora: Eli Perez-Izaguirre
Participants: J.M. Correa, E. Aberasturi, R. Guerra, M. Peña Zabala, A. Gutierrez-Cabello, A. Sasiain.

Final degree project

Sandra Martín


  • Fernando Hernandez-Hernandez


  • Jose Miguel Correa Gorospe

Research team

  • Miriam Peña Zabala (UPV/EHU)
  • Elizabeth Perez Izaguirre (UPV/EHU)
  • Cristina Lasa Ochoteco (UPV/EHU)
  • Maria Domingo Coscollola (UIC)
  • Estibaliz Jimenez De Aberasturi Apraiz (UPV/EHU)
  • Fernando Herraiz Garcia (UB)
  • Laura Maliverni (UB)


  • Juana Maria Sancho Gil (UB)
  • Aurelio Castro Varela (UB)
  • Judit Onsès Segarra (UB)
  • Sara Carrasco Segovia (UB)
  • Marina Riera Retamero (UB)
  • Paula Estalayo Bielsa (UB)
  • Silvia De Riba Mayoral (UB)
  • Marina Gallen Serra (UB)
  • Bettina Steren Dos Santos (PURCS, Brasll)
  • Gabriela Da Silva Bulla (UFRGS, Brasil)
  • Ana Gonçalves De Abreu Sosa (Uf Afemas, MG, Brasil)
  • Aingeru Gutierrez-cabello (UPV/EHU)
  • Regina Guerra (UPV/EHU)
  • Alaitz Sasiain Camarero-Núñez (UPV/EHU)