Today the IX Ceremony for the delivery of doctorate degrees and extraordinary doctorate awards was held.
The Extraordinary Awards value those theses that have received the qualification of Outstanding Cum Laude, and that, according to the CAPD of each doctoral program, have stood out for their contribution and progress in the different areas on which the UAB works. The objective of the award is to value the effort and dedication of young researchers and their contribution to the generation of knowledge.
Javier Pascual, who was directed by Dr. David Rodríguez Gómez, has been awarded for the thesis called 'Power relations and teacher empowerment for educational innovation. Pacual's thesis aims to identify, from a socio-critical and transformative paradigm, the influence that power relations exert on school and high school teachers in Chile and teacher empowerment in educational innovation processes. We understand power relations as attempts by a person or institution to control the actions of others - in this case, the pedagogical action of teachers - and empowerment as the process of teachers to regain control over their own actions.
More information about the thesis here.