The Interuniversity Association of Pedagogical Research (AIDIPE), in collaboration with the research groups “Educational Change for Social Justice”, of the Autonomous University of Madrid, “Adaptive Pedagogy” of the Complutense University of Madrid and “INTER | Research Group in Intercultural Education “of the National University of Distance Education, have the honor to announce AIDIPE 2019, XIX International Congress of Educational Research: Research committed to social transformation, to be held in the Faculty of Teacher Training and Education of the Autonomous University of Madrid (Madrid, Spain) on 19, 20 and 21 June 2019.
The II Meeting of PhD students and AIDIPE beginner Researchers will also be announced, which will take place on June 18 at the Autonomous University of Madrid.
AIDIPE 2019 aims to become a meeting forum where the latest advances in educational research are presented and discussed. In this edition, the congress takes as its backbone educational research as a means for social transformation.
The data highlights social inequalities, environmental degradation and a slow global economic growth that reveals the greatest humanitarian crisis and values of today’s society. The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development proposes 17 global and priority objectives focused on eradicating poverty, protecting the planet and ensuring prosperity for all people with a participatory and supportive approach, recognizing that they can only be achieved as long as all are committed with all statements (governments, private sector, civil society) and each and every one of the people that are part of humanity. If, as Mandela said, “education is the most powerful weapon to change the world”, educational research cannot be left out of real problems. Contrary, education must have a relevant role to respond to real needs that affect social transformation. We are convinced that only a quality educational research, committed to issues and methodological approaches, cooperative and in collaboration with the educational community and society can reach to improve education and, with this, transform society.
In addition, given the success of the first edition held in Salamanca, the II Encounter of PhD Candidates and beginner Investigators in Education will be celebrated. Its objective is to serve as a forum for meeting, debate and learning among these young people who are beginning to be part of scientific community and who are already an essential element in the development of a committed educational research that seeks to transform society.