Two Centuries of Educational Innovation in Spain. Alternative Pedagogies: Are They Neo or Retro?

Author: Miguel Martín-Sánchez
Institution: University of Extremadura
Year of publication: 2021
Source: Show
Pages: 49-58
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PDF: tner/202101/tner6304.pdf

During the last 200 years, the school and the educational system in Spain have experienced an explosion of ideas, approaches, trends, models and pedagogical currents which proclaim themselves as alternative or innovative. In this article, we are going to compare the alternative models and practices with the traditional educational model. We are going to start with a conceptualization of traditional pedagogy and the alternative models which have been presented in Spain in recent years. The conclusions of the study are going to show the relevance of the alternative educational practices; a limited relevance, which is more retro than neo; a recovery of the pedagogical memory and an updating more than an innovation.


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