VI Conference on the Pedagogical Relationship in the University

The power of inquiry and disruption in times of uncertainty

Barcelona, September 6th and 7th, 2017

“Quien enseña aprende al enseñar y quien aprende enseña al aprender”
Paulo Freire (1997: p.25). Pedagogía de la autonomía.
Saberes necesarios para la práctica educativa. México: Siglo XXI


The Indaga-t Teaching Innovation Group (GIDCUB-13/087) of the University of Barcelona promotes the VI Conference on Pedagogical Relation in the University: The strength of inquiry and disruption in uncertain times, with the collaboration of the groups that have organized the previous editions: Elkarrikertuz of the University of the Basque Country, EMIPE (Equipo de Mejora Interdisciplinar de Prácticas Educativas) of the Autonomous University of Madrid and CREARI Grup de Recerca en Pedagogies Culturals (GUB 2013-103 ) Of the Universitat de València.

The Conference will be held at the University of Barcelona on September 6th and 7th, 2017.

It is foreseen that university researchers, institutional leaders, teachers and those who, from the educational and university perspectives, could be interested in analyzing the current situation, reviewing what has been done up to now, and especially managing future proposals .

This is a training activity certified by the Institute of Education Sciences of the University of Barcelona.

Preliminary program

Wednesday September 6th, 2017
09:00-9:30 Collection of documentation and accreditation of participants
09:30-10:00 Presentation of the seminars by representatives of the participating institutions and organizers

Juana M. Sancho. Coordinator of Esbrina-Indaga-t
Paulino Carnicero. Director of the Department of Didactics and Educational Organization.
José Luis Medina. Director’s delegate for ‘Recerca, Innovació i Millora de la Docència i l’Aprenentatge’

10:00-11:30 First Session of Communications and Debate: Who are the others in the pedagogical relationship (first part)

Coordinator: Fernando Herraiz García (Universitat de Barcelona)
Rapporteurs: Ricardo Domínguez Ruiz (Universitat de València) and Rosa Mª Esteban Moreno (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid)
Return: José Miguel Correa Gorospe (Universidad del País Vasco)

11:30-12:00 Break
12:00-13:30 First Session of Communications and Debate: Who are the others in the pedagogical relationship (second part)
13:30-15:00 Lunch
15:00-16:30 Conversation space: “What makes us continue enthusiastically, despite the current situation of the University”

Juana M. Sancho
Universitat de Barcelona

Estíbaliz Aberasturi
Universidad del País Vasco

Amparo Alonso
Universitat de València

Raquel Miño
Universitat de Barcelona

16:30-19:30 Second Session of Communications and Debate: Disruptive Practices in Pedagogical Relations

Coordinator: Germán Navarro Espinach (Universidad de Zaragoza)
Rapporteurs: Paloma Rueda Gascó (Universitat de València) and Aingeru Gutierrez-Cabello (Universidad del País Vasco)
Return: Anna Forés Miravalles (Universitat de Barcelona)

Thursday September 7th, 2017
09:30-10:00 Review of the first day: Thoughts and questions raised
10:00-11:30 Third Session of Communications and Debate: The pedagogical relation in investigation projects (first part)

Coordinator: Joan-Anton Sánchez i Valero (Universitat de Barcelona)
Rapporteurs: Paula Jardón Giner (Universitat de València) and Judith Arrazola Carballo (Universitat de Barcelona)
Return: Paulo Padilla Petry (Universitat de Barcelona)

11:30-12:00 Break
12:00-13:30 Third Session of Communications and Debate: The pedagogical relation in investigation projects (second part)
13:30-15:00 Lunch
15:00-16:00 Conversation space: “The students’ perspective on pedagogical relationships”
16:00-19:00 Fourth Session of Communications and Debate: The place of ‘not knowing’ in pedagogical relations

Coordinator: Vicente Alfonso Benlliure (Universitat de València)
Rapporteurs: Ricard Ramon Camps (Universitat de València) and Aurelio Castro Varela (Universitat de Barcelona)
Return: Ricard Huerta Ramon (Universitat de València)

19:00 Feedback session by the people who have been rapporteurs

Coordinator: Cristina Alonso Cano (Universitat de Barcelona)


We foresee the participation of a maximum of 50 participants. All participants are expected to submit a communication. Particular consideration will be given to submissions by working groups. The communications will be reviewed by the members of the Scientific Committee, who will approve them. There will be four different thematic sections to give consistency to the sessions as a whole. Each communication will be presented with a specific topic section that the participants can choose when sending the communication proposal. Once reviewed the communications will be placed on the web so that all the attendees can have them and read them before attending the Conference.

Thematic sections

Since the beginning, we have tried to make these meetings a space to share and not a stage in which some talk and others listen. That is why the participants can access the communications in advance so they are able to actively participate in the sessions.

The four sessions of this conference are organized around four topics of debate:

  1. The pedagogical relationship in the projects of inquiry. Learning through projects can be a practice linked to a type of precarious work within the neoliberal ideology, but also as a way of learning that favors critical reflection, modes of participation and management based on the exchange and a way of knowing that favors creativity and establishing relationships.
  2. Disruptive practices in pedagogical relationships. A disruptive practice is one that questions initial expectations and opens paths of thinking and doing that question the hegemonic positions on learning and teaching. A disruptive practice may appear at a specific time or be part of a journey that invites us to think from another place of pedagogical relationships.
  3. Who are the others in the pedagogical relationship. The other of the pedagogical relationship is not just the student or the colleague that we share our experiences with or from whom we distance ourselves. The other has presence and absence beyond what seems obvious. It can travel through knowledge, rules, practices, inside and outside the university and imaginary, to name but a few of the places where the other is manifested or hidden.
  4. The place of ‘not knowing’ in pedagogical relationships. One of the fantasies of the disciplines related to learning and teaching is that everything can be predefined and measured. However, when we propose an activity or end a course, we realize that there is much of what we do not know about what ‘really’ students have been able to learn.

These thematic areas invite us to think from works of foundations or reflective experiences.

Organization of the Conference

From these questions, the temporary organization of the two hours for each theme is articulated as follows:

  1. Presentation of the session and participants by the coordinator (15 minutes).
  2. Presentation of each communication focused on the subject and in what has allowed you to think about writing the communication (5 minutes each). It is assumed that the attendees have read the communications before.
  3. Presentation of questions and reflections on the part of those who make the return and contributions of those who present the communications (40 minutes).
  4. Conversation open to all participants (40 minutes).
  5. Meanwhile, the people who act as rapporteurs will take notes to take to the closing plenary on the second day.
  6. It is important to follow this pattern so that the conference can promote listening, dialogue and learning together.

Note: The times, both of the organization of the Conferences and of the distribution in the subjects, are subject to change, as it depends on the number of communications in each of the thematic axes.

Deadlines for delivering communications

Communication delivery: July 9th, 2017
Notice of acceptance: July 15th, 2017

The communications must use the following template, and must be sent to

Communication template


The organization will manage the conversion of some of the communications into articles to be published in a journal related to teaching at the university.



If you have problems with the form, you can access it directly at the following link

Registration form
September 6th and 7th, 2017
Departament de Didàctica i Organització Educativa
Edifici Llevant, 2a planta

Universitat de Barcelona
Campus Mundet
Passeig de la Vall d’Hebron 171
Barcelona, CP 08035

Organization Committee

Aingeru Gutierrez-Cabello
Universidad del País Vasco

Amparo Alonso Sanz
Universitat de València

Anna Forés Miravalles
Universitat de Barcelona

Aurelio Castro Varela
Universitat de Barcelona

Cristina Alonso Cano
Universitat de Barcelona

Estíbaliz Aberasturi Apraiz
Universidad del País Vasco

Fernando Hernández Hernández
Universitat de Barcelona

Fernando Herraiz García
Universitat de Barcelona

Germàn Navarro Espinach
Universidad de Zaragoza

Joan-Anton Sanchez i Valero
Universitat de Barcelona

Joaquín Paredes Labra
Universidad Autónoma de Madrid

José Miguel Correa Gorospe
Universidad del País Vasco

Juana Maria Sancho Gil
Universitat de Barcelona

Judith Arrazola Carballo
Universitat de Barcelona

Paloma Rueda Gascó
Universitat de València

Paula Jardón Giner
Universitat de València

Paulo Padilla Petry
Universitat de Barcelona

Raquel Miño Puigcercós
Universitat de Barcelona

Ricard Huerta Ramon
Universitat de València

Ricard Ramon Camps
Universitat de València

Ricardo Domínguez Ruiz
Universitat de València

Rosa Mª Esteban Moreno
Universidad Autónoma de Madrid

Vicente Alfonso Benlliure
Universitat de València

Xavier Giró Gràcia
Universitat de Barcelona