Collaborative work and Networks

The Chair promotes and is part of the following networks:

International Research Network on Education for Social Justice. Network composed of seven research centres and groups from universities in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Spain and Mexico that work collaboratively with the purpose of contributing to the construction of fairer societies through the development of an education for Social Justice.

Network of Schools Twinned by Social Justice. A school network of different educational levels (from early childhood education to the university) where they work in an education in, from and for Social Justice.

Research Network in Learning-Service in Physical Activity and Sports for Social Inclusion (RIADIS). Network of 58 researchers from 13 Spanish and 10 foreign universities (two European and eight Latin American) that share the Learning-Service (ApS) methodology to advance knowledge regarding the inclusion of vulnerable groups from physical and sports activity. 

Networks for a New Educational Policy. Consortium of groups and social organisations, trade unions and political parties that raise the need for a new educational policy.

Collaborates with other groups and institutions

Research group “Educational Change for Social Justice”. An interdepartmental and multidisciplinary research team of the Faculty of Teacher Training and Education of the Autonomous University of Madrid, consisting of a hundred university professors, doctoral students and education professionals.

Education and Research Center for Peace. Education and research centre oriented to the study and dissemination from a multidisciplinary perspective of the relationship between conflicts, development and education. It analyzes the main trends in the international system and promotes education for development and peace.

Transdisciplinary Research Group on Socio-Ecological Transitions (GinTRANS2). Interdiciplinar research group of the Faculty of Philosophy and Literature of the Autonomous University of Madrid dedicated to the study of socio-ecological transitions.

Research Group Teaching and Evaluation of Physical Activity and Sport. Faculty of Teacher Training and Education of the Autonomous University of Madrid oriented to research on the quality of teaching and evaluation related to Physical Activity and Sport, teacher training in Physical Education and Service-Learning in Physical Activity and Sport, among others.

Postory Group: Historians, Mnemohistory and artisans of the past in the Posturistic era. Research group focused on the relationships of the inhabitants of spaces in gentrification processes, their identity and their memory, from a decolonial, eco-social, gender and functional diversity perspective, taking into account the current critical moment of socio-ecological collapse.

International Network of Creative Schools (RIEC). A network formed by teachers and education professionals who work for a creative and transformative school, stating their commitment to participate, promote and disseminate the experiences of creative schools, as well as their assessment and recognition.

United Community Schools (Ecu). Communities interested in transforming their community through education. Based on an Innovation and Improvement program aimed at eliminating traditional problems in rural schools (school absenteeism, lack of specialists, suspension of classes, violence, lack of resources …) and manages to place the community as the protagonist and work to improve it in a real and direct way.

Centre for Olympic Studies of the Autonomous University of Madrid. The Centre is located in the Department of Physical Education, Sport and Human Motricity of the Faculty of Teacher Training and Education, and was created with the purpose of promoting, promoting and developing activities in the agreement and collaboration with the Spanish Olympic Committee and the Olympic Academy, involved in the research and dissemination of the Olympic Movement, the philosophical and humanistic principles that make up the spirit of the Olympic Games, as well as their circumstances, historical and sociological evolution.

UAM School of Educational Architecture. It was created to generate training wherever it is requested, understanding the Latin American environment as a first stage of intervention. Its creation is also justified by its consulting task with architecture studios that wish to approach the educational field from the perspective of pedagogical reflection, also offering companies and studios in the construction sector the school’s collaboration in rethinking educational spaces.

Consortium for Inclusive Education (CEI). The CEI is a group of university teachers from different Spanish universities, who are grouped around the common interest to publicize the work of university teachers Tony Booth and Mel Ainscow, known as Index for Inclusion. In addition to dissemination tasks, the consortium works on the broad subject of inclusive education through training, counseling, research and knowledge transfer.

Research Network on Leadership and Improvement of Education (RILME). RILME integrates several research groups from Spanish universities that have been working on a confluent perspective on Leadership and Educational Improvement. It was created in 2012, and is currently made up of seven research groups.

Iberoamerican Network for Research on School Change and Efficacy (RINACE). RINACE is a professional network of researchers committed to achieving increased levels of quality and equity in the educational systems of Ibero-America. It is organised as a network of networks, in such a way that in each country there is a national coordination. RINACE collaborates with the Chair and the publications service of the Autonomous University of Madrid in the preparation and publication of the International Journal of Education for Social Justice

Educational Innovation Laboratory (LabinE). It is a group of teachers committed to innovation as an engine for change in schools and in society. It is a tool that can serve as a training instrument for teachers, whose membership generates an innovation network of schools – and teachers – who carry out innovative practices in their classrooms that are revolutionizing education. The Laboratory is a collaborative space for teachers who believe that education can contribute to making the world fairer.

UNESCO Chair in Landscape, Cultural Heritage and Territorial Governance and the BENECON Research Center for Cultural Heritage, Ecology and Economy. It is a Chair dedicated to the protection of cultural and natural heritage. It is made up of a consortium of five Italian universities: the Federico II University of Naples, the University of Campania Luigi Vanvitelli, the Pegaso Distance University, the University of Salerno and the University of Sannio that work within the framework of the UNESCO programs and the Agenda 2030 Sustainable Development Goals.