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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]