Areas

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DEPARTMENT OF EXPERIMENTAL SCIENCES.

Process of building identities to contribute to the development of a specific skill to interpret and give new meanings to the reality: a) identify the problems to conceive the cultural, political and social identities as open realities; b) to overcome hardships that hinder the historical comprehension of the existance of processes of building identities with a link to the territory and landscape, from the local to a more global perspective; c) to define the cognitive model of learning social sciences to adjust the learning and the assesment of basic competences.

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DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SCIENCES.

Process of building identities to contribute to the development of a specific skill to interpret and give new meanings to the reality: a) identify the problems to conceive the cultural, political and social identities as open realities; b) to overcome hardships that hinder the historical comprehension of the existance of processes of building identities with a link to the territory and landscape, from the local to a more global perspective; c) to define the cognitive model of learning social sciences to adjust the learning and the assesment of basic competences.

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DEPARTMENT OF LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE.

Research about linguistic competences on the context in which there are two co-oficial languages. That is an oppotunity to achieve a real multilingual situation: a) to asses the comunicative competence of Galician students (in Galician, Spanish and foreign languages), identifying strengths and weaknesses; b) to desing strategies from a pedagogical-didactical scope to improve on the school sphere; c) to improve reasoning competences; d) to research about the relationship between literary education and the building of identities.

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DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS.

Research about the skills that develop the mathematical modeling, cognitive and metacognitive reasoning, to elaborate tests and technical refutations and mathematical technologies, and its skills to research scientifically, in practice and metacognitivaly. To analize the thinking of the teacher to support the development of these skills and competences. Currently, there is a research going on about learning problems on teenagers with risk of exclussion.

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GEOGRAPHIC ENVIRONMENT, HERITAGE AND LANDSCAPE

To provide the adequate knowledge about the different variables that interact in the geographic space - climate, land forms, water, vegetation, soil, human beings - with the purpose of understanding and relating the main processes that interact between living beings and their natural environment. The area has as its main objective to explain the organization and management of the territory and land within the framework of current societies.

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