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They initiate second round of the Doctorate in Education

INAFOCAM sponsors fourth-level studies for teachers interested in educational research and lifelong learning. Graduates will have double degrees from the University of Seville and INTEC

They initiate second round of the Doctorate in Education

SANTO DOMINGO. - The Instituto Tecnológico de Santo Domingo (INTEC) And Sevilla University, Spain, began the second round of the program of PhD in education, developed under the auspices of the National Institute for Training and Education of Teachers (INAFOCAM), in order to generate improvements in the Dominican Educational System. 

During the first stage of the program, 13 teachers were selected to take the doctorate and in this second cohort They are benefited nine specialists and managers, chosen for their experiences in different areas and levels, as well as for their motivation and interest in research in the teaching area.

The activity, which was held in the Julio Ravelo Room of the Library Fountain of Emilio Rodríguez Demorizi of INTEC, was headed by the Minister of Higher Education, Science and Technology, Alejandrina Germán; the executive director of INAFOCAM, Luis Enrique Matos; the academic vice-rector of INTEC, José Feliz Marrero, and the director of the Doctoral Program at the University of Seville, Carlos Marcelo García.

Feliz Marrero, on behalf of INTEC, offered the words of welcome to the scholars and thanks to the University of Seville and INAFOCAM, with whom - through its Higher Education Innovation Center (CINNES) - has renewed cooperation links interinstitutional.

While the minister Germán I consider relevant the development of Fourth level programs in Education, in response to the needs of such an important sector that drives national development. He said he has high expectations with the achievements that can be obtained through research in this doctoral course.

Matos described as positive the alliance of INAFOCAM with INTEC and the University of Seville for the development of the Doctorate in Education program. He said that INTEC is an institution that is characterized by "its seriousness and rigor, institutional and academic" and that, similarly, the University of Seville is preceded by great international prestige.

The executive director of INAFOCAM said that, given the trajectory of excellence of both universities and the guarantee that this doctoral program is in compliance with what is regulated by the MESCYT, "we are facing people who will have the skills to participate in the policy design processes. education and promote educational change strategies, to turn it into a quality education that responds to the current and future needs of Dominican society ". 

Methodology of the doctorate

Carlos Marcelo García, from the University of Seville, presented the objectives, contents and methodology with which the doctoral program will be developed. He highlighted the relevance and quality of the research that the University of Seville advises. 

This doctoral program combine specialized modules, workshops, seminars, doctoral research stays and ongoing advice from the tutors. It is a blended modality with support of information and communication technologies. The teaching will be developed both in the INTEC, as in the University of Seville in Spain and will have a minimum duration of three years.

The modules of the first year will be developed by doctors from the University of Seville. Each module will have a duration of 20 classroom hours and 10 non-contact hours, ending with a investigation project as a commitment to the development of the doctoral thesis

For the second year, seminars, doctoral seminars, national research conferences will be held, as well as tutoring tasks with students to follow up on their research project. The third year will focus on the completion of field work and the preparation of the final report for the defense of the thesis that allows their doctoral degree.


In the academic event the doctor Paulino Murillo, professor at the University of Seville, gave the conference "Investigate School Improvement Challenges and Challenges", in which he raised the importance of being able to influence teacher training in efficiency and school improvement, with the latter emerging from the needs of each school and its context. 

He called for reflection on educational leadership, high expectations towards learning achievements, the school climate, the development of learning-oriented activities and the importance of reflecting on the evaluation and monitoring of institutional and pedagogical processes.



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