Concepción Naval

PhD in Education Sciences from the Universidad de Navarra. Predoctoral fellow of the Plan de Formación de Personal Investigador del Ministerio de Educación y Ciencia and postdoctoral fellow of the Fulbright Commission and Caja Madrid.


Professor of Education Theory. She joined the Universidad de Navarra in 1993. From 1996 to 2001 she directed the Department of Education. She has been deputy director of the Institute of Family Sciences. From 2001 to 2012 Vice Chancellor of this university. She has been the driving force behind the Educational Innovation group since its inception. Since 2013 Dean of the Faculty of Education and Psychology.


She did her doctoral studies at the Universidad de Navarra. Postdoctoral studies as Visiting Scholar Research at Harvard University, University of Notre Dame (Indiana, USA) and the International Bureau of Education, UNESCO (Geneva).


She has been Oliver Smithies Lecturer at Oxford University (Balliol College); Visiting Professor at Teachers College, Columbia University; Visiting Professor, Universidad Panamericana, Mexico and Fellow of the Salzburg Seminar (Austria).


She edits the journal Estudios sobre Educación.


Her research focuses on citizenship education and social participation, the social impact of communication technologies on young people, educational innovation in higher education and character education.


She is principal investigator of the consolidated interdisciplinary group "Education, citizenship and character" since its origin in 1997.


She was a member of the expert group of the project "A Study on Active Citizenship Indicators" funded by the European Commission, DG Education and Culture (Regioplan Beleidsonderzoek. Amsterdam, 2005).


Some of the most relevant publications of the last years can be found in: