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XXV Premios Francisco Giner de los Ríos a la Mejora de la Calidad Educativa

Social Sciences > Education Sciences

This publication brings together the winning entries in the twenty-fifth edition of the Francisco Giner de los Ríos Awards for Improvements in Educational Quality, called jointly by the Ministry of Education and the BBVA Foundation.

The special “best project” award has gone to ‘Alchemists of the Word’, an innovative experiment in composition and personal learning in which pupils in the first cycle of secondary education are encouraged to set down in writing, with the aid of an IT tool, the feelings and experiences that move or excite them.

The award in the second cycle of pre-school education has been granted to ‘Light and Shadows’, a collective investigation on the subject of light from the perspective of art and science, with the children working as a group to come up with their own reasoned answers.

‘Radio 24J’, winner of the first prize in the primary education category, uses a school radio station as a resource to connect pupils to the world of books, the press and ICTs in a way that is fun and motivating .

The second prize in primary education goes to ‘Learning to Be, Learning to Learn’, which sets out to orientate curricular learning towards students’ personal and social development, eliciting their feelings and reactions to new knowledge as they acquire it.

The award for the best science and technology project in secondary education has been granted to ‘The Hidden Life of Water’, centered on the study of a drop of water from the Ebro river.

In the humanities and social science category, the winning project was ‘Music Behind the Door’, with its focus on putting students in touch with the professional and business worlds. Students work with real-life professionals to put together a musical event, gaining practical experience of two vocational training families: Graphic Arts and Communication, and Sound and Image.

‘Teenage Images’ is the name of the winning entry in the other curricular areas and subject category. Starting from an analysis of how media images shape teenagers’ identities and worldviews, the students create visual messages representing the crises and formation of identity in modern adolescence.

The award for the application of knowledge, methodologies and technology in the education sphere has gone to ‘Mathematics 2.0’, proposing a whole new model of math teaching/learning which integrates ICTs, a mix of disciplines and methodologies, teamwork and the influence of the study environment.


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