1st International congress on innovation in teaching and research in Social and Legal Sciences

The impact of research in the classroom


Congress organized within the framework of the research group SEJ12_2019 of the University of Jaén and the research group SEJ399 DECOMESI “Common European Law and International Studies” of the SICA -Scientific Information System of the Junta de Andalucía-, affiliated with the University of Jaén.


In recent years, the competent authorities in matters of Higher Education and Research have developed different systems of curricular evaluation of university teaching and research staff. These systems pay special attention to teaching innovation and the transfer of research results. For this reason, advancing in the pedagogical renewal processes in higher education, as well as in innovation in research methods constitutes today, a need to which the university community needs to respond.

In this regard, innovation in teaching refers to the methods which can be applied to transmit the knowledge of the different disciplines, i.e. the path through which we can guarantee the acquisition of the necessary competencies for specialized training and the development of practical skills. In this sense, we cannot ignore the fact that in order to follow a new strategy in the development of research applicable to the classroom, it is essential to define the object and the intended purpose: what we want to achieve and the best way to achieve it.

Starting from this premise, Social and Legal Sciences, like any science, must respond to the new challenges posed by the teaching-learning processes at the University. These challenges are determined by societal changes and demand new forms of teaching and learning, as well as new organizational models in higher education.

Against this background, with the International Congress on Innovation in Teaching and Research in Social and Legal Sciences, we aim to promote a virtual space for interdisciplinary learning based on the exchange of experiences. The purpose of this conference will be to reflect on the impact of research on teaching innovation, as well as on the capacities and skills of the teaching and higher education staff (researchers and professors) of the Social and Legal Sciences. Accordingly, the Congress welcomes proposals in the areas of Law, Economic and Business Sciences, Educational Sciences, Behavioral Sciences and Social Sciences. More specific, proposals can include, but are not limited to the following themes:

  • Information and communications technologies (ICT) as means for knowledge transfer.
  • The application of new teaching innovation methods (e.g. blending learning, moot practice, gamification, engagement,…).
  • New strategies for the acquisition of competences and skills in the Social and Legal Sciences education.
  • Creative processes as a transversal innovation strategy for research and teaching.
  • The virtualization of teaching and research: online training, tools, digital media.
  • New means of interaction in teaching processes (e.g. flipped classroom).
  • Experiences of projects on quality assessment and teaching improvement actions.


The Congress will take place online. All communication proposals will be subject to a double-blind peer review system. Those selected may be presented at the symposium determined by the Scientific Committee and published by Dykinson publishing house.