EDO is the Organisational Development Team led by Professor Joaquín Gairín Sallán, Full Professor of School Organisation at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.
EDO has been recognised as a consolidated research group (Resolution of the Department of Universities, Research and the Information Society) since 18 October 2005; recognition that was renewed during the 2009 call (SGR2009-397) and which it currently maintains based on a further resolution of 7 May 2014 (2014SGR-176). Their main study focus is on the nature and development of organisations that are involved in training.
EDO is an umbrella network which acts as a cluster of knowledge linking up topics and lines of work related to organisational development with the aim of having an impact on educational processes. The structure is conceived of and based on different hubs which at the same time are research groups at the same university and also in other Catalan universities such as EDO-Lleida or EDO-UIC Barcelona.
EDO has a team of official partners from other Spanish universities, such as the universities of Alcalà, Valencia and Granada, and also other universities abroad such as the Catholic University of Valparaíso or the IUACJ. Red AGEis also linked to the EDO group at an international level.
Due to this network structure it is possible to create synergies between groups, facilitate an exchange of knowledge, research visits or research. EDO members are teachers and researchers who are interested in organisational development, share a scientific point of view and coexist. The various members present topics individually or collectively, plan action and discuss processes and results.
The main principles accepted by all EDO members are:
Cooperation. The people involved accept the advantages and disadvantages of working in a group, remembering that activity in interest groups is the route to then undertaking activities at an individual level.
Cohesion. The people and groups involved will commit to participating in the general activities that EDO organises as a group based on a desire to achieve integration and strong synergies.
Autonomy. Members create groups (either permanent or provisional) depending on the specific research or on the specific interest groups. These function autonomously, respecting the obligations and rights which correspond to them as members of EDO.
Solidarity. The people and groups involved share projects and ideas and support each other when applying for funding, managing resources and promoting compliance with commitments taken on as members of the EDO group.
The Organisational Development Team (EDO) arose as the culmination of a process that took place over more than two decades, during which working groups were organised based on existing training needs and research topics which are a priority. The EDO team was created as a meeting point for the exchange and promotion of ideas and research in the area of organisational development.
The main objectives of the EDO group are related to the analysis of educational organisations, the study of processes of change and using strategies for improvement which are used or can be used. Consistent topics of interest include the nature of educational organisations, their type, systems of institutional organisation and management, institutional dynamics, internal and external evaluation systems, strategies for change, resistance to change, the role of directors and the impact of new technologies. This in reference to academic institutions that are not institutional, such as training centres, healthcare organisations, leisure centres and other educational services.
The EDO-UIC Barcelona team includes the following professors
Holder of a Degree in Geography and History from the University of Barcelona, specialist in Contemporary History and a PhD in Humanities and Social Sciences from UIC Barcelona. She is a Professor in the area of School Organisation and Didactics in the Faculty of Education at UIC Barcelona. She has professional experience in the sector since she previously held a position as Head of Studies in a school, an advisor at various European and Latin American schools and an educator for Master’s degrees and seminars on school management. She was formerly Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Education and coordinator for the specialisation in school leadership and management. She is currently the coordinator of the Research Group on the Organisation of Educational and Professionalising Institutions (GROIEP) in the Faculty of Education, and is the creator and editor of the IJELM journal (International Journal of Educational Leadership and Management) and is involved in various projects to improve education and educational leadership. She promotes and coordinates the Postgraduate Degree in Educational Leadership and Management (PLD) at UIC Barcelona.
Lines of research
Leadership, school organisation, management, organisational learning, successful educational actions in universities, successful teaching actions to fight against poverty.
Lines of research in the EDO-UIC group include:
Learning in organisations.
The leadership and management of educational organisations.
The professionalisation of and teamwork among professors, especially in terms of new teaching methodologies.
The development of teacher’s competences.
Members of the EDO-UICV team are working on the following projects:
The ARMIF-UIC’2014 Project: research and entrepreneurship, two competences to improve early teacher training (2014 ARMIF-00045)
Education and the Fight against Poverty Project- APDIF
Members of the EDO-UIC team have participated in and continue to participate in the organisation in the following scientific meetings:
17th Annual Conference International Leadership Association “Leading across borders and generations”. Barcelona 14 to 17 October 2015. Scientific coordination of the central theme of the conference.
Arasanz, A.; Tintoré, M.; Arasanz, G. (2014). “Initial teacher education for entrepreneurship: the case of the Faculty of Education at the Universitat Internacional de Catalunya”. In: J. Gijon Puerta; P. García Sempere (coord.) (2014) Book of Papers. Conference on Enabling Teachers for Entrepreneurship Education (Entenp2014). Granada: Ediciones Universidad de Granada. ISBN 978-84-338-5697-5 Pp. 103-112.
Flecha, R.; Racionero, S.; Tintoré, M.; Arbós, A. (2014). “Actuaciones de éxito en la universidad. Hacia la excelencia tomando las mejores universidades como modelo”. Multidisciplinary Journal of Educational Research, 4 (2), pp.131-150. doi: 10.4471/remie.2014.08
Güell, L.; Tintoré, M. (2014). “Satisfacción laboral y formación del profesorado”. In: A. Medina Rivilla; C. Rodríguez Serna; D. A. Ansoleaga San Antonio. (2014) Desarrollo de las instituciones y su incidencia en la innovación de la docencia. Madrid: UNED and Editorial Universitas. ISBN: 978 -84 -7991 -439 -9
Tintoré, M.; Arbós, A.; Racionero-Plaza, S. (2014). “Actuaciones de éxito en la mención de liderazgo y dirección de la Facultad de Educación de la Universitat Internacional de Catalunya”. In: B. Peña Acuña (coord.) (2014) Vectores de la pedagogía docente actual. Pp. 505-520. Madrid: Editorial ACCI. ISBN 978-84-15705-28-4.
Tintoré, M.; Puig, P.; Arbós, A. (2014). “Liderazgo educativo e inteligencia cultural en la lucha contra la pobreza”. In: A. Medina Rivilla; C. Rodríguez Serna; D. A. Ansoleaga San Antonio (2014). Desarrollo de las instituciones y su incidencia en la innovación de la docencia. Madrid: UNED and Editorial Universitas. ISBN: 978 -84 -7991 -439 -9
Tintoré, M.; Domingo, M. (2014). “Construyendo una comunidad de aprendizaje en la universidad”. In: J. Gairín; A. Barrera (2014). Organizaciones que aprenden y generan conocimiento. Madrid: Wolters Kluwer. Section D, chapter VIII.
Tintoré, M. (coord.) (2014) “Los investigadores como promotores y gestores del conocimiento colectivo en la comunidad educativa”. In: J. Gairín; A. Barrera (2014). Organizaciones que aprenden y generan conocimiento. Madrid: Wolters Kluwer. Section D, chapter VIII.
Tintoré, M. (2014). Editorial. “Managing Leadership at the School Level”. International Journal of Educational Leadership and Management, 2 (1),1-3.
Tintoré, M. (2014). Editorial. “Educational Leadership to Change the World”. International Journal of Educational Leadership and Management,2 (2),121-123.
Tintoré, M. (2015). “Teoría y práctica del liderazgo educativo en el marco de un proyecto de lucha contra la pobreza”. In: A. Mendieta Ramírez; C. J. Santos Martínez (coord.). Líneas emergentes en la investigación de vanguardia. Madrid: McGraw Hill. Pp. 643-650. ISBN: 978-84-4819-741-4 y E-ISBN: 978 -84 -4819 -734 -6
Tintoré, M.; Güell, C. (2015). “Leadership today: Politics, business and education in the Web of Science”. In: Michael Plaisent; Lili Zheng (2015). International Conference Proceedings of ICEHM (International Center of Economics, Humanities and Management) and ERPUB (Emirates Research Publishing Limited) (SHSS-2015). Editorial ACCI. Francia, París, pp. 333-339. ISBN 978-93-84468-42-2.
Tintoré, M. (2015). “Nuevos conceptos relacionados con el aprendizaje de las organizaciones”. Option 1: Revista de Ciencias Humanas y Sociales, year 31, special edition 1 (2015), 690-708. ISSN 1012-1587. Venezuela.
Tintoré, M. (2015). “Educational Leadership”. In: S. M. Dahlgaard-Park (ed.). The Sage encyclopaedia of quality and the service economy (vol. 1, pp. 170-174). Thousand Oaks, CA. Sage Publications, Inc. doi: 10.4135/9781483346366.n54.
Tintoré, M. (2015). “Values-Based Management and Values-Based Leadership”. In: Su Mi Dahlgaard-Park (ed.) (2015) The Sage encyclopaedia of quality and the service economy (vol. Vol. II - doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781483346366.n231 Print ISBN: 9781452256726 | Online ISBN: 9781483346366. Printed pages 845-849.
Tintoré, M. (2015). Editorial. “Presidents, principals and teachers. New ways of leading schools and universities”. International Journal of Educational Leadership and Management (IJELM) 3 (1), 1-3.
Tintoré, M. (2015) Editorial. “Disseminating good leadership practices across the globe”. International Journal of Educational Leadership and Management (IJELM) 3 (2), 109-112.
Tintoré, M.; Carrillo, C. (2015). “Liderazgo trascendente en el ámbito educativo: experiencias de una docente de secundaria en el contexto español”. In: Libro de Actas CIMIE 2015. Fourth Multidisciplinary International Congress of Educational Research. Valencia, 2 and 3 June 2015.
Ureta Buxeda, X.; Arbós, A.; Tintoré, M. (2015). “El desarrollo de la capacidad emprendedora en la formación inicial del profesorado. Implementación del proyecto ARMIF en la facultad de Educación de la UIC”. In: Libro de Actas CIMIE 2015. Fourth Multidisciplinary International Congress of Educational Research. Valencia, 2 and 3 June 2015.
The coordinator of the EDO-UIC Group also edits a scientific journal on educational leadership that is published biannually, entitled the International Journal of Educational Leadership and Management, 2 (1),1-3.
The members of the EDO-UIC Group participate in the Postgraduate Degree in Educational Leadership and Management (PLD) at UIC Barcelona and are also involved in organising it.