GICCEES

Higher Education Research Group

Presentation

 

The university's Higher Education Research Group (GICCEES for its acronym in Spanish) fosters and strengthens the development on university research. Research is what gives teaching, community involvement and social reality its identity and meaning. 

The group is made up by UPS professors who have majored in several areas and hold postgraduate degrees in the field of pedagogy or education sciences.

Through several research processes conducted by different people within the university, as well as external participants, the aim of the group is to support the development and improvement of the university's undergraduate and postgraduate programs.

 

 

 

History

 

The group was created by professors who are currently pursuing a PhD degree in Education in Universidad de la Habana. Thanks to their education and experience, they conduct research related to several problems in the university

 

Who are we?

 

UPS professors associated with research, teaching and administration processes, who conduct research on several issues regarding higher education.

 

Mission statement

 

To contribute to the university's identity and culture through research processes that emerge and develop from a context in which the university has specific implications, thus assuring quality.

 

Vision

To become a benchmark regarding the reality of higher education 

Objectives

 

General

  • To promote and strengthen university research in the university's programs


Specific

-    To carry out research on problems in higher education
-    To provide opportunities where people can reflect and get feedback about issues related to research in higher education, teaching and community involvement.
-    To promote change towards continuous improvement based on scientific analysis of several problems regarding the university.

 

Lines of research

 

•    Education policies and teacher training
 
•    Evaluative research and education
 
•    Inclusive education, policies, culture and inclusive practices
 
•    Social responsibility, redistribution of wealth and quality of life
 
•    Education and Technologies

 

Coordinator

Edgar Efrain Loyola Illescas

 

 

Researchers

 

 

Name Email Google Scholar Other
Pablo Cornelio Farfán Pacheco pfarfan@ups.edu.ec   Pablofarfan.info
Fausto Gil Sáenz Zavala fsaenz@ups.edu.ec   faustosaenz.info
Armando Lizardo Romero Ortega aromero@ups.edu.ec   armandoromero.info
Raquel Victoria Jara Cobos vjara@ups.edu.ec https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=0i6TPtMAAAAJ&hl=es victoriajara.info
Xavier Mauricio Merchán Arízaga xmerchan@ups.edu.ec    
Jaime Enrique Padilla Verdugo jpadilla@ups.edu.ec    
Ana María Narváez Garzón anarvaez@ups.edu.ec    
Ángela Cecilia Flores Ortiz aflores@ups.edu.ec https://scholar.google.es/citations?user=YrSliysAAAAJ&hl=es angelaflores.info
Fernando Napoleón Solórzano Martínez fsolorzano@ups.edu.ec   fernandosolorzano.info
Félix Roberto Rangel Donoso frangel@ups.edu.ec    
Juanito Arias Luna jarias@ups.edu.ec   juanitoarias.info
Juan Alcides Cárdenas Tapia jcardenas@ups.edu.ec    
Luis Alfonso Álvarez Rodas lalvarez@ups.edu.ec    
Víctor Fernando Moscoso Merchán fmoscoso@ups.edu.ec https://scholar.google.es/citations?user=-yFbCE4AAAAJ&hl=es fernandomoscoso.info
Edgar Efrain Loyola Illescas eloyola@ups.edu.ec   edgarloyola.info

 

 

 

 

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