Plenary Speakers

Carlos Escaño​

University of Sevilla




(University of Sevilla)

Senior University Lecturer at the University of Seville. PhD in Fine Arts from the University of Seville (1999) and PhD from the National University of Distance Education UNED (2017) in the field of education and communication in digital environments. His main teaching and research interests focus on artistic education located at the intersection of the Arts and Audiovisual and digital culture, using a critical pedagogical approach aimed at social transformation. Editor-in-chief of the scientific journal Communiars, director of the Audiovisual Education and Culture research group ( and coordinator of international cooperation projects such as "Arts Education and Human Development" (2015-2018), India, and "Arts, Culture and Education for Development" (2019) in Greece.  Some of his recents outstanding publications are: coordinator and author of the Lo que no se ve no existe. Artes, imagen y educación para el desarrollo (2019) and La Otra Educación. Pedagogías Críticas para el siglo XXI (2018), and the articles: "Art Education and Development Cooperation: A Project in Educational Centres for Children with Special Needs in India" (iJADE, 2021) and "Territorios de la Mirada. Inclusión, Educación y Artes con la Comunidad Refugiada en Grecia" (RIEJS, 2021). Finally, it is worth highlighting his audiovisual work, including his documentaries Contramarea (2016) and En el otro lado (2020).

Gemma Lluch

University of València




(University of València)


University Professor at the Universitat de València (Spain). She teaches at the Departament of Catalan Philologhy and member of the ERI-Lectura Research Group. She has four six-years of research and research transfer periods recognized by the Spanish Research Agency. She specialises in reading, reading promotion, school libraries and children's and young people's literature.


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Alfredo Palacios

University Centre Cardenal Cisneros – University of Alcalá




(University Centre Cardenal Cisneros – University of Alcalá)


PhD in Fine Arts from the Complutense University of Madrid. Master's degree in Aesthetics and Art Theory from the Institute of Aesthetics of the Autonomous University of Madrid. Senior University Lecturer at the University Centre Cardenal Cisneros, attached to the University of Alcalá, teaching subjects in the field of Didactics of Plastic Expression in the Degrees of Early Childhood Education and Primary Education.


In addition to teaching undergraduate degrees, he has taught doctoral courses, as well as numerous in-service teacher training courses for early childhood, primary and secondary school teachers on the teaching of the Visual and Plastic Arts.

His publications and lines of research are related to initial teacher training in Art education, heritage education, public art, collaborative creative processes, and community art. He is Director of the Diálogos Creativos project, which promotes and designs proposals for collaboration between artists, educational centres, and the university. He directs the educational research journal Pulso. Revista de Educación, published by the University Centre Cardenal Cisneros.

M. Paz López-Peláez Casellas

University of Jaén




(University of Jaén)


Senior University Lecturer since 2019 with 2 six-year research periods recognized by the Spanish Research Agency (2008-2013 and 2014-2019). Between 1991 and 2008 she was teacher at the Conservatory (by competitive examination since 1993).


She has published in prestigious national and international journals on Art (Storia dell'Arte, Iconographica, Music in Art. International Journal for Music Iconography, etc.) and on Music teaching and education (Educational Review, International Journal of Music Education, Musica Hodie, Teoría de la Educación Revista Interuniversitaria, etc). She has published in prestigious publishing houses such as Síntesis, Peter Lang, Eufonía, Grao, Universidad de Porto or Universidad Antonio Nariño (Colombia). She coordinates the series Estudios Musicográficos within the collection Arte y Humanidades of the Publications Service of the University of Jaén.


She has commissioned several art exhibitions, collaborates as a reviewer in different national and international journals and is an evaluator of Teaching Innovation Projects of Andalusian universities of the DEVA (Andalusian Knowledge Agency. Andalusian Government). She has supervised 4 doctoral theses and is currently supervising 4 more.


She has extensive experience in management as coordinator of two official master's degrees (60 credits, University of Jaén) and currently as Director of Cultural Projection in the Vice-rectorate for Cultural and Sports Projection of the University of Jaén.

Teresa Torres de Eça​

Associação de Professores de Expressão e Comunicação Visual – APECV




(Associação de Professores de Expressão e Comunicação Visual – APECV)

Visual artist and teacher of visual arts in secondary education. She holds a degree in Fine Arts from the University of Porto and completed her doctoral thesis on evaluation in the Visual Arts at the University of Surrey-Roehampton in 2004. She currently works at the Associação de Professores de Expressão e Comunicação Visual - APECV, where she coordinates the Research Group on Art, Community and Education (GriArCE). She collaborates with the Centre for Research in Arts and Communication (CIAC) at the University of Algarve. Her areas of interest are participatory action research, Art education, artivism, participatory art and feminist eco-citizenship.  She has edited several books and written several articles in international journals on arts education. She is co-editor of the journal Invisibilidades and the Revista Portuguesa de Educação Artística. She was president of the International Society for Education through Art-InSEA from 2014 to 2019.

María José Caamaño Rojo​

University of Santiago de Compostela




(University of Santiago de Compostela)


María J. Caamaño Rojo is PhD Professor in the area of Language and Literature Didactics at the University of Santiago de Compostela. With a PhD in Hispanic Philology, with a thesis carried out within the Calderón de la Barca Research Group (GIC), her field of specialisation has focused on the critical edition of literary texts and Spanish theatre of the Spanish Golden Age. In recent years she has extended these lines of research to the field of literary education, mainly in relation to dramatic expression. She has published monographs, articles in specialised journals, book chapters and reviews on the aforementioned subjects.