AIDIPE 2015 is mainly centred on the advances and results of educational research and the theme of the conference is Research with and for Society. However, apart from its own line of research, it also contemplates the possibility of sharing educational experiences, i.e., contributions regarding proposals or innovative professional and educational practices from the different sectors, levels of education and branches of knowledge, related to its professional activity. To this end AIDIPE 2015 has been organised into two sections: research and professional and educational experiences.


Presentation of approaches, perspectives, methods and results of the research on five outstanding themes with the object of offering prospects and proposing lines for future research. The contributions in this section will be carried out by means of oral communications or posters.

1. Research methodologies

The challenge of this theme is centred on the progress of the theoretical and applied methodologies in the field of research, as well has the demonstration and discussion of the advanced research methods and techniques used in the field of social sciences in order to offer new alternatives.

Areas of interest:

Data analysis

Socio-educational intervention

Quantitative methods

Qualitative methods

Data collection

Validation of instruments

2. Research and society

This covers those lines of research which offer results and perspectives regarding aspects which cover both interculturality, diversity, equality in education and collaborations between social agents and regions so that educational research has a real and adequate impact on society, making the latter more just, solidary and responsible.

Areas of interest:

Quality, equity, solidarity

Citizens and social cohesion

Culture and research policies

Diversity, differences and society

Education and intercultural communities

Internationalisation and cooperation

Impact of globalisation

Social impact of research

Promotion of equality

The challenges and opportunities of educational research

University, enterprise, organisations and society

3. Learning, training and development

It is important to know the processes and conclusions resulting from research on cutting edge learning practices and advances in training and orientation processes that promote peoples' development and entrepreneurship.

Areas of interest:

Learning in intercultural contexts

Permanent and strategic learning

Adult learning and training

Learning and training in virtual contexts

Mobile learning

Classrooms of the future

Student communities, communities of practice

Skill development

Research training

Educational training and development: primary to secondary levels, technical levels and Higher Education

Teacher training: primary to secondary levels, technical levels and Higher Education

Motivation and commitment to learning


Orientation and development: personal, academic, professional

Professional retention and retraining

Learning society

Academic and work related transitions

4. Evaluation and Assessment

This theme is centred on the research which explores current assessment tendencies responding to the classic questions: What is being assessed? How is it assessed? Who carries out the assessment? Why is assessment carried out? All from innovative points of view.

Areas of interest:

Assessment literacy

Quality, accreditation and excellence

Cultural and institutional evaluation policies

Innovative approaches to evaluation and assessment

Assessment of competences

Evaluation of the research

Evaluation of technology

People evaluation

Programme evaluation

Performance evaluation

Institutional evaluation

5. Technology

This includes research concerning the challenges and opportunities for the use of technology in learning, training and assessment, as well as the conceptual, methodological, organizational and social changes this involves.

Areas of interest:

Digital literacy

Ubiquitous learning

Mass collaboration and social networks

Ubiquitous assessment

Serious games and gamifications

Technological resources and assessment

Learning management systems

Mobile technology


This is a new section in the association's biennial conferences and is dedicated to the oral presentation of teaching and professional experiences which represent a significant contribution in the field of education. The oral contributions in this section will be presented in the category and sessions of experiences. Included in this section are:

1. Teaching experiences

These experiences refer to innovative proposals or actions in the mentioned field of formal education. They include, amongst others, matters concerning planning, methodologies, teaching materials, technological resources and assessment. These include:

  • Innovative proposals and practices in Higher Education in any area of knowledge (Arts and Humanities, Sciences, Health Sciences, Social and Legal Sciences, Engineering and Architecture).
  • Innovative proposals and practices in Secondary Education and Vocational Training.
  • Innovative proposals and practices in Infant and Primary Education.
  • Perspectives, proposals or experiences of university students in any area of knowledge or course.

2. Professional experiences

These include contributions made by professionals, from public or private sectors, belonging to different contexts of formal education which suppose something special or an advance in their field. It includes all the sectors, organisations and related companies or those whose functions or units take into account training, research, development, assessment or innovation.

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