Special Issue "Educational Research and Innovation in the First Global Catastrophe of the 21st Century: Committed to Education"

A special issue of Education Sciences (ISSN 2227-7102).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2022.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Santiago Alonso-García
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Department of Didactics and School Organization, University of Granada, 18010 Granada, Spain
Interests: teacher training; early childhood education; educational technology; sustainability education; social networks; educational innovation; active methodologies.
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Dr. José-María Romero-Rodríguez
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Department of Didactics and School Organization, University of Granada, Granada, Spain
Interests: educational technology; teacher training; higher education; sustainability education; social networks; educational innovation; active methodologies; Internet risks; mobile learning
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Dr. José Antonio Marín-Marín
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Department of Didactics and School Organization, University of Granada, 18010 Granada, Spain
Interests: educational guidance; teacher training; social education; educational technology; sustainability education; educational innovation; active methodologies; gamification; digital skills
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Dr. Davide Capperucci
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Department of Education, Languages, Interculture, Literatures and Psychology, University of Florence, Florence, Italy
Interests: curriculum design; teacher and school leaders training; learning assessment; school evaluation; sustainability education; teaching for global competence; educational innovation; active and authentic methodologies
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

In 2015, the UN adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, with the intention of halting the gaps and gradually closing them. In this way, the 17 Sustainable Development Goals are presented as a blueprint covering the most painful global challenges for the knowledge society, and here, we will approach Goal 4 on quality education. Education enables upward socioeconomic mobility and is key to escaping poverty and closing social gaps, but approximately one-fifth of the world’s school-age population is out of school.

This situation is exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic that has led to the temporary closure of schools, affecting more than 90% of students worldwide. This situation has affected the quality of their learning and has drastically changed their lives, especially those of the most vulnerable and marginalised children.

The use of active learning methodologies with the use of information and communication technologies is essential, as they improve the perception of learning and facilitate the teaching process. For this reason, this Special Issue seeks experiences and research that address issues related to active methodologies, online education, learning communities, gender equity, measures to reduce school dropout, and school literacy experiences and sustainability in the face of COVID-19, among other aspects addressed in the keywords.

We believe this Special Issue is timely for education because of the potential of the topic, as it covers an important area, quality education, highlighted by the SDGs of the UN’s 2020–2030 agenda and the post-pandemic context. Because of this, we expect to receive a significant number of manuscripts. As this is a topic of particular relevance in the field of education, it is hoped that this Special Issue will set a precedent and serve as a reference on the topic of today’s sustainable education challenges. It is therefore expected to be highly consulted and cited.

Dr. Santiago Alonso-García
Dr. José-María Romero-Rodríguez
Dr. José Antonio Marín-Marín
Dr. Davide Capperucci
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a double-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Education Sciences is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1400 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.

Keywords

  • quality education
  • COVID-19
  • sustainability
  • teacher training
  • educational innovation
  • active methodologies
  • ecosystem learning
  • 21st-century skills
  • sustainable development goals
  • information and communication technologies
  • inclusive education

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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