• Biografía

    Profesora Titular de Universidad en el Dpto. de Economía Aplicada de la Universidad de Oviedo. Licenciada en Economía y Empresa en la Universidad de Oviedo, por la rama General.


15th Biannual Conference EARLI 2013

Last week I attended EARLI 2013 Conference in Munich. A really exciting meeting, with hundreds of participants and topics related with the conference theme Responsible Teaching and Sustainable Learning. Professor Bart Rienties (University of Surrey) organized the symposium No. 25 Understanding emerging knowledge spillovers in small-group learning, a social network perspective in which I participated […]

The creative teacher as a classroom manager

Have you, as a teacher, ever thought about yourself as a manager? Have you ever seen yourself as someone who takes decisions; who has to organise his students’ resources and to implement the most efficient policies to promote effective, significant and active learning? If not… you are losing one of the most creative and challenging […]

El profesor Bart Rienties visita la Universidad de Oviedo

La semana del 11 al 14 de junio de 2013, Bart Rienties, senior lecturer en el Department of Higher Education de la Universidad de Surrey, visitó nuestro Departamento de Economía Aplicada.  Además de reunirse con varios colegas y realizar seminarios de investigación, el Dr. Rientes entrevistó a varios alumnos en relación a su experiencia de […]

Only 10 Universities in the world! You are kidding me…or not?

“In 50 years there will be only 10 institutions in the whole world that deliver higher education”. With this assertion to Wired last year, Stanford University professor and Udacity creator, Sebastian Thrun stirred up controversy in University circles. Perhaps a year ago, Thrun statement sound a bit exaggerated. Perhaps he was swept up by the […]

Web 2.0 era teachers: technology expertise in education

Nowadays, classrooms are full of students that have been born in the digital era. Young people who, from their childhood, are used to computers, PC, mobile phones, and more recently tablets and ipads. These students do not learn as we did years ago. And teachers should not teach them as they thought us in the […]

More about achieving expertise…

Since March 2013 I’m enrolled with Coursera in a Duke University writing module: “Writing composition I: Achieving expertise” lead by Professor Denise Comer. The main objective is practice writing in English exploring what expertise is and how this level could be achieved in different fields. In a previous post, I published my first project: a […]

Round robin? Rally robin?…la jerga de las estructuras de Kagan

El trabajo cooperativo es una de las propuestas docentes más aceptadas en la actualidad. Los profesores de todos los niveles utilizan alguna estrategia de colaboración entre estudiantes para potenciar todas las ventajas derivadas del trabajo en equipo. Dentro de las distintas posibilidades existentes, las estructuras de Kagan son una alternativa sencilla, viable y fácilmente aplicable […]

CLIL: some principles

Over recent years the Faculty of Economics and Business of the University of Oviedo has gradually introduced bilingual study groups.  This experience supposes an enormous challenge for the lecturers and students who face the difficulties associated with the process of teaching and learning in a second language. The challenge is twofold; on the one hand, […]

Talent is dead, long live Practice: A critical review of Coyle’s book

Daniel Coyle, the journalist and New York Times bestselling author, wrote in 2009 The Talent Code: Greatness isn’t born. It’s grown. Here’s how.  For writing the book, he visited very different tiny places that produce huge amounts of talent, from an inner-city school in California to the baseball-mad islands of the Caribbean. His objective with this “Great Expedition” (pg. […]

CLIL in Higher Education

I was the last 28th of January of 2013 in Castellón at Universidad Jaume I presenting my experiences in the bilingual module at Universidad de Oviedo. Lately, I have taught some modules in English in Bussiness Administration Degree in the Economics Faculty in Oviedo. The approach I have used is Content and Language Integated Learning […]