The experience of innovation in Professors` training in Higher Education: the case of the participation of the Universidad Autónoma de Asunción (UAA) in the TO-INN Network Erasmus Program (2016-2019)


Javier Numan Caballero Merlo


This article describes the experience in development, and therefore with partial achievements, of the Universidad Autónoma de Asunción as an institution of higher education (IES), within the framework of an Erasmus project that forms an integrated network of European and Latin American institutions according to an innovation program for the teachers` training. Governance and politics, social dimension, curricular pertinence and teaching innovation, make up the four dimensions that, as transversal axes, are considered to build collaboratively and with the exchange of experiences among all the members of the network, as contributions to expand, include and improve the achievements in teachers` training at all levels. For the case of the UAA, in the case of university teaching mainly of educational methodology, and in the postgraduate courses in the area of education, considering specializations, masters and doctorates. The orientation of the project is from a systemic approach, with mixed methodological procedures, that integrate research, with training and action, in a collaborative manner and exchange of experiences. The curricular adjustments, according to the consideration of the situational contexts of each IES, as well as the profile of the new educators, as well as the training of trainers are part of the results achieved and in process.

The experience of innovation in Professors` training in Higher Education

Higher education and teacher education: governance and policy, the social dimension, curricular pertinence and educational innovation


Alejandra Montané López (Coordinator.)


This publication is TO-INN’s first. The challenge facing the research network in which this project is framed is the systematic consideration of the diverse dimensions that influence institutions who train education professionals: governance and policy, the social dimension, curricular pertinence and educational innovation. These dimensions affect the quality of education and, therefore, could help to bring innovation into each member country’s educational system with regard to how learning opportunities are made available to different sections of society. That is to say, these dimensions are constantly impacting on learners’ competences, goals, expectations and educational opportunities, from childhood to higher education.

The article describes and analyzes this in the four blocks which constitute, for each participating institution, the springboard for our project development: governance and politics, the social dimension, curricular pertinence and educational innovation.

Original publication in the Col·leció monografies & aproximacions (Monographs and Studies Collection) of the Universitary Institute of Educational Creativity and Innovation (IUCIE), Universitat de València Download the article in PDF format

The Observatory on Students and Studies of the Universitat de Barcelona: a new form of participation.


María Ángeles Alegre-Sánchez, Isaac Calduch*, Albert Gili Moreno y Gemma Fonrodona-Baldajos


In 2012, the UB created the Observatory on Students and Studies so that students could actively participate in university affairs and strengthen their sense of commitment to learning and their responsibility for it. The Observatory collates information about university policies that affect students and provides students with a window on universitary life from which to more clearly see their own values and priorities; a place where students can voice their concens and find mechanisms to obtain solutions.

*TO-INN member, Universitat de Barcelona. Original publication in the Revista Digital Universitaria (Digital University Magazine) of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (National Autonomous University of Mexico, UNAM) Download the article in PDF format

The Education and Training Monitor


European Comission

The Monitor is the EC’s flagship annual publication on education and training systems in the European Union. With its international comparative analyisis and its individual country reports, The Monitor promotes dialogue about the priority themes for education and training and bases on the international debate about the reform of education. The lead theme of this year’s Monitor is inequality in education, which reflects the serious challenges facing many Europeans today. Whether they are tackling intergenerational educational underachievement or the difficulties facing low-skilled migrants, the EU Member States employ education and training in different ways to achieve equity in their respective societies.

EC webpage on the Education and Training Monitor

Download the 2017 report in PDF format

Miradas sobre la educación en Iberoamérica 2017: “Desarollo profesional y liderazgo de directores escolares en Iberoamérica” (“Views of Ibero-American education 2017: ‘Professional development and leadership of school directors in Ibero-America’”)


Organization of Ibero-American States for Education, Science and Culture


This report is the result of an international project jointly conducted by Brazil’s Instituto Nacional de Estudos e Pesquisas Educaccionais Anísio Teixeira (Anísio Teixeira National Institute of Educational Studies and Research, (INEP), Spain’s Instituto Nacional de Evaluación Educativa (National Institue of Educational Evaluation, INEE) , and Mexico’s Instituto Nacional para la Evaluación de la Educación (National Institue for the Evaluation of Education, INEE). ,

The report was also made possible by the technical team of the Institute for the Evaluation (IESME) of the Organization of Ibero-American States (OEI) and by OEI consultants who oversaw the publication of the different chapters.
OEI webpage
Informe Miradas 2017 Download the 2017 report in PDF format