The Research Group in Pedagogy, Society and Innovation with Support of Information and Communication Technologies – PSITIC, at Ramon Llull University of Barcelona, develop their research, training and knowledge and service transfer activity in the field of the new socio-educational community, inclusive and networked paradigms, and particularly in the area of quality and sustainability of educational transformation and innovation processes, with support of information and communication technologies and the new socio-digital environments.
This is how our research, from different perspectives, deals with the new challenges of education in the 21st century, internationally recognised as the paradigms of “life wide learning”, “ubiquitous learning society” and “knowledge and network society”, by considering their potential for innovation and change, but also paying special attention as a research group to the gaps, cracks or contradictions of the progress that these new paradigms and relational frameworks imply at an educational and social level.
The core and crux of this activity responds to a perspective of cross-disciplinary analysis (sociological/philosophical/psychological/pedagogical) and to a narrative-socio-constructionist and systemic understanding of educational change (both at a personal, group, institutional and community level).
Furthermore, and as a result, the main focus of PSITIC has been the research, training and transfer activity concerning the new styles, models and strategies to lead the transforming educational action, based on the network of socio-educational co-responsibilities of the different social and educational agents (formal, non-formal and informal), considering both contexts of vulnerability and contexts of success and inclusion.
Dr. Jordi Riera i Romaní
Investigador Principal del Grup PSITIC