Javier Fernandez-Rio

Javier Fernandez-Rio
University of Oviedo | UNIOVI · Department of Education Sciences

B.S. University of Wisconsin-Madison (honors); M.S. Universidad Autónoma de Madrid-COE; Ph.D. Universidad de Oviedo

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Additional affiliations
October 2006 - present
University of Oviedo
Position
  • Professor
November 2002 - August 2005
University of Alcalá
Position
  • Professor
Education
October 1998 - June 2002
University of Oviedo
Field of study
  • Pedagogy
October 1995 - June 1997
Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
Field of study
  • Sports Peformance
August 1988 - June 1992
University of Wisconsin–Madison
Field of study
  • Physical Education

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Publications (452)
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The COVID-19 pandemic caused drastic changes in education, which had to adapt to changing scenarios (online, face-to-face, hybrid teaching). Within physical education (PE), strategies such as ‘do not use or share equipment’ were proposed to avoid infections. These strategies fit with an emerging pedagogical model called the Self-made Material Model...
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The aim of this study was to develop and validate a psychometrically-sound instrument to assess students’ perceptions about class cohesion. Two studies were conducted. In Study 1, four steps were established: (1) development of the Class Cohesion Questionnaire (CCQ); (2) item selection; (3) item compression; and (4) exploration of psychometric prop...
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Las tecnologías están en constante evolución y la democratización de los vídeo juegos, de los sistemas de realidad virtual, realidad aumentada o de las herramientas de vídeos interactivos cuestionan nuestras prácticas de enseñanza y nos llevan a reconsiderar la forma de concebir experiencias inmersivas en lenguas extranjeras. Hoy, la inmersión cult...
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Resumen El objetivo del presente estudio es describir una intervención educativa basada en el juego y gamificada en la obra literaria "El Alquimista" para la enseñanza del deporte de orientación, así como explorar las percepciones y el desarrollo de valores en los participantes durante y tras su participación en dicha intervención. Participaron un...
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Technology has been recently found to be an effective tool to deliver public health interventions [1]. More specifically, the effects of interventions using apps to improve health have been targeted lately [2]. The goal of the present study was to conduct a systematic review of systematic reviews to summarize the scientific evidence. Three research...
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Despite the research exploring the benefits of using cooperative learning in secondary physical education, several research gaps still remain, namely, limited research on its effects on prosocial behaviours, the impact on adolescents as they grow up, and the lack of assessment of differently structured cooperative learning frameworks. The goal of t...
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Background Research has shown the positive connections between physical activity and health, and physical education has been shown to influence the motivation to participate in physical activities. Student-centred pedagogical models encouraging active learning may be capable of bringing about changes in girls’ physical activity. Objective The aim...
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Purpose : The goal was twofold: (a) to analyze the evolution of sportspersonship attitudes and negative values along a learning unit using the contextualized sport alphabetization model and (b) to determine the associations between sportspersonship and self-determined motivation. Method : The study followed a preexperimental, cross-sectional design...
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El estallido del brote del nuevo Coronavirus (COVID-19) ha provocado, en menos de 2 años, más de 4,9 millones de fallecimientos a nivel mundial. Se estima que durante el primer año de pandemia esta cifra se situó en 3 millones. Algunas de las medidas iniciales para luchar contra la propagación del virus consistieron en limitar los contactos sociale...
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El objetivo principal del estudio fue analizar si existen diferencias en las tendencias de acción (asertiva, agresiva y de sumisión) de mujeres deportistas en función del tipo de deporte que practican (contacto, no contacto). Las investigaciones sugieren que las participantes en deportes en los que no hay contacto físico con el adversario muestran...
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The goal of the study was to assess the effects of two instructional frameworks (Cooperative Learning/Outdoor Adventure Education hybridization and Direct Instruction) on students' motivation and disruptive behaviours and explore students and teachers' views on hybridization. The participants were 170 high school students randomly distributed into...
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This study examined women representation in editor-in-chief (EiC) position at physical education (PE) journals. A total of twenty-five PE journals were selected from Webof Science (Social Science Citation Index and Emerging Sources Citation Index) and Scopus. Each journal was classified based on indexation [Journal Impact Factor-Journal Citation Re...
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The use of cooperative learning as a pedagogical framework in teacher-training colleges and universities has gained special relevance in the last decade. What do we know about the impact of cooperative learning-based interventions on future teachers so far? The purpose was to provide a contemporary picture on cooperative learning interventions in t...
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Neoliberalism is currently the leading ideology and stablishes a personal and social model that rewards the individual and similar, while punishes the collective and different. Spanish education tends towards a neoliberal approach. What would happen if an intervention program based on contrary values is implemented? An intervention program based on...
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RESUMEN El deporte es considerado uno de los contenidos fundamentales de la Educación Física. Entre ellos, los denominados alternativos o "nuevos" han cobrado mucha importancia en la última década. Pero ¿son intrínsecamente adecuados estos deportes "nuevos" o alternativos para su implementación en Educación Física o debemos hacer modificaciones met...
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En septiembre de 2020 se retomaron las clases con multitud de medidas y recomendaciones por el Covid-19, y también con mucha incertidumbre. Los pocos documentos científicos existentes sobre el tema reflejan la opinión de los docentes, pero ¿y los estudiantes? ¿Cómo han vivido ellos esta nueva educación física? El objetivo del presente estudio fue c...
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The use of cooperative learning as a pedagogical framework in teacher-training colleges and universities has gained special relevance in the last decade. What do we know about the impact of cooperative learning-based interventions on future teachers so far? The purpose was to provide a contemporary picture on cooperative learning interventions in t...
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El deporte es considerado uno de los contenidos fundamentales de la Educación Física. De entre ellos, los denominados alternativos o “nuevos” han cobrado mucha importancia en la última década. Pero ¿son intrínsecamente adecuados estos deportes “nuevos” o alternativos para su implementación en Educación Física o debemos hacer modificaciones metodoló...
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INTRODUCCIÓN. El confinamiento de la población provocado por la pandemia del coronavirus obligó al profesorado y a las familias a hacer una transición casi instantánea de la enseñanza presencial a la enseñanza a distancia. Pero, ¿cómo ha incidido esta transición en la denominada brecha digital? El objetivo del estudio fue conocer el impacto del cie...
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Studies on gender gaps in research have reported several differences favoring males over females. Women scholars face many more barriers and biases in their professional career when compared to their men colleagues. This descriptive study aimed to provide, for the first time, a contemporary picture of women's representativeness in high-quality phys...
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El objetivo de este estudio fue evaluar los efectos de un programa de larga duración de Aprendizaje Cooperativo en las necesidades psicológicas básicas de los estudiantes y su intención de ser físicamente activos. Un total de 109 estudiantes (12-14 años) de cuatro clases diferentes de primer curso de Educación Secundaria Obligatoria aceptaron parti...
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The goal of this study was to assess the effects of a long-term Cooperative Learning programme in students’ basic psychological needs and their intention to be physically active. A total of 109 students (12-14 years old) enrolled in four different Year 8 classes of Secondary Education agreed to participate. Students were organised into an experimen...
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Background Research on pedagogical models in physical education has exponentially increased over the last two decades [Casey, A., and D. Kirk. 2020. Models-Based Practice in Physical Education. London: Routledge]. Moreover, several literature reviews on the effectiveness of the different pedagogical models have been conducted. Due to the large amou...
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The goal of the present study was to extend the scope of previous reviews on cyberbullying to focus on elementary and middle school students, ages when research indicates that children begin to use mobile phones and social media. From 2016 to 2020, a total of 43 articles were included in the final selection, and purpose/s, sample, design/instrument...
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The goal of this study was to examine teacher, students and parents' perceptions of a quidditch-muggle Sport Education season at a primary school. Fifty-two sixth-grade students from one primary school participated in the study. A case study research design was followed. One Physical Education specialist with expertise in the Sport Education Model...
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Purpose : The purpose of this study was to investigate teacher and students’ perspectives on their experiences within three consecutive hybrid sport education and cooperative learning pedagogical model units. Method : Fifty elementary school students ( M age = 10.52; SD age = 0.39) and a 36-year-old male teacher participated in three consecutive hy...
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The aim of this article is to explain how sport education, cooperative learning, and health-based physical education can be hybridized using an educative version of CrossFit as content in fifth and sixth grade to promote the abovementioned goals. The main features of the three models and the content used are fully described. Finally, recommendation...
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Resumen: Esta investigación valoró los efectos de un programa didáctico gamificado sobre la ansiedad ante el fracaso en Educación Física. Además, pudimos reconocer las posibles causas al analizar las impresiones del alumnado sobre la experiencia. Participaron 143 estudiantes de 5º y 6º de primaria. Se siguió un diseño pre-experimental, pre-test, po...
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Previous research highlighted the effectiveness of cooperative learning in the four learning domains: physical, cognitive, social and affective. However, recent reviews have called for more empirical research on social and emotional learning based on contemporary theories, frameworks and assessment tools. Little is known about the links between coo...
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Objectives: This study aimed at exploring the relationships between physical activity, weight control, and psycho-social aspects of the COVID-19 lockdown, which have characterized the Israeli population's behavior during the COVID-19 global crisis. Design: Cross-sectional survey research. Methods: Participants included 1855 men and women aged...
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En este capítulo abordaremos se aborda qué climas motivacionales se pueden desarrollar durante las clases de Educación Física desde la teoría de las metas de logro (Ames, 1992; Nicholls, 1989) para obtener consecuencias positivas de índole afectivo, cognitivo y comportamental. Asimismo, se detallan propuestas y ejemplos que ayuden a los docentes a...
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The aim of the present study was to compare the possible effects of a gamified programme and a traditional instructional approach in secondary physical education at the level of intrinsic motivation , autonomy satisfaction, competence satisfaction, relatedness satisfaction, and intention to be physically active. A total of 54 year-nine students (14...
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Este es un libro “hecho por docentes para otros docentes” y, por supuesto, para su alumnado. En él se ha volcado la pasión por innovar y por ofrecer unas herramientas aplicables de manera directa en el contexto de la Educación Física. Cada una de las propuestas está planteada para desarrollar una serie de contenidos concretos, pero todas son fácilm...
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This article focused on the distance-learning context created by the COVID-19. The objectives were to assess the differences between highly-structured cooperative learning (HSCL) and individual learning (IL) in university students’ content knowledge, and to assess the impact of the teacher’s highly-structured instruction on the variables that media...
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The goal of the study was to assess the impact of the Gamificated experience "Super Mario Bros" in future Physical Education teachers' initial training. All students enrolled in the subject "Physical Education Didactics II" (n=76) of the Undergraduate program in Physical Activity and Sport Sciences from a university in eastern Spain agreed to parti...
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El objetivo de este trabajo fue valorar el impacto de la experiencia gamificada "Súper Mario Bros" en la formación inicial universitaria de futuros docentes de Educación Física. Los 76 estudiantes matriculados en la asignatura "Didáctica de la Educación Física II" del Grado de Ciencias de la Actividad Física y del Deporte de una universidad del Est...
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Fundamentos: La investigación ha descubierto una pandemia global de inactividad física y las escuelas han sido señaladas como posibles "agentes" para modificar estas cifras negativas, ya que todos los niños pasan muchas horas al día en ellas. El objetivo fue evaluar si es posible incrementar los niveles de actividad física de todo un colegio median...
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Objective: Research has uncovered a global pandemic of physical inactivity and schools have been signaled as possible "agents" to modify these negative scores, since all children spend many hours a day there. The aim was to evaluate if it is possible to increase the physical activity levels of a whole school using a multifactorial, self-regulated...
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On 15 March 2020, the Spanish population was obliged to confine at home, with no time to prepare. The objective of this study was to analyse the effects this confinement had on the population. 1,044 citizens (aged 16–84) agreed to participate. The study followed a phenomenological, qualitative research design, and a non-probabilistic snowball sampl...
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En este capítulo: - Se justifica la idoneidad de la Gamificación en la EF del siglo XXI, - Se realiza una aproximación conceptual de la Gamificación y se subrayan sus características básicas - Se explican los pasos a seguir para diseñar y aplicar la Gamificación a partir de un conjunto de orientaciones y algunos ejemplos concretos.
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La historia de la humanidad está ligada a la presencia del hecho educativo, la transmisión de conocimiento, la importancia de la mejora en los saberes y el aprendizaje de valores prosociales. En paralelo, la fascinación del estudio del sistema nervioso y, en términos coloquiales, el cerebro como su órgano más citado, ha estado presente desde los pr...
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Cooperative learning is a pedagogical framework extensively used in educational contexts worldwide, but some scholars warn that we do not know much about how its claimed outcomes are delivered. The aim of this study was to uncover the connections between cooperative learning contexts and students’ task and self-approach goals in physical education....
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The goal of the present study was to explore Primary Education students’ views on their involvement in a three pedagogical models’ hybridization (Health-Based Physical Education, Cooperative Learning and Sport Education) based on their common features, links and frameworks (e.g. the influence of the models in the students’ basic psychological needs...
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Background: There seems to be a need to rethink education and shape the future to build more equitable societies. In line with this idea, Service-Learning (SL) has emerged as an educational approach to integrate curricular learning and the provision of a community service. Unfortunately, many SL implementations in Physical Education lack a concrete...
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Bunker y Thorpe (1982) desarrollaron el modelo Teaching Games for Understanding (TGfU), en castellano, Enseñanza Comprensiva del Deporte, en el año 1982 como una nueva aproximación de enseñanza del deporte centrada en el juego y en el estudiante/jugador con el objetivo de superar las limitaciones encontradas en las prácticas tradicionales que utili...
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In March 14th 2020, the Spanish Government declared the “State of Emergency” due to the pandemic caused by the COVID-19 and all the population was forced to “shelter-at-home” for two weeks. Citizens had less than 24 hours to prepare for the selfquarantine. The goal of the present was to assess Spanish citizens’ physical activity practice at the end...
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Resumen. El aumento del uso educativo de las redes sociales se debe a que ofrecen recursos que facilitan tanto el seguimiento de la actividad académica como los aspectos sociales inherentes al proceso educativo; sin embargo, estas plataformas no son empleadas habitualmente como un recurso para la educación. Facebook ofrece diversos canales de comun...
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Cooperative learning has been found to be more productive in academic, personal, and social variables than individualistic or competitive settings, but there is a lack of adequate assessment instruments. The goals of the study were two: a) adapt and validate the existing Cooperative Learning Scale Spanish version for English-speaking secondary educ...
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Purpose: A systematic review of the research conducted on Cooperative Learning in Physical Education in the last 5 years (2014–2019). Method: Seven databases were used to select those articles that included information on the implementation of Cooperative Learning in the different educational stages. After the exclusion criteria, 15 articles were f...
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The aim was to identify mental well-being profiles emerged during the COVID-19 home isolation. Given the multifaceted and multidirectionality of mental well-being, depressive symptoms, affect and resilience were selected as factors (indicators) and gender, age, Body Mass Index and physical activity as correlates. A second goal was to uncover the co...
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Antecedentes: en marzo de 2020 el gobierno español decretó el estado de alarma debido a la pandemia por COVID-19 y confi nó a la población. Los objetivos son dos: a) examinar las relaciones dosis-respuesta entre los componentes de actividad física (AF: volumen, intensidad, frecuencia y duración) y los síntomas depresivos de la población durante el...
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Background/Objective: The aim was to evaluate the evolution of depressive symptoms and to explore the influence of physical activity (PA) practice during the home confinement due to the COVID-19 outbreak in Spain. Method: Information was collected from 595 confined participants who reported personal and contextual information, depressive symptoms a...
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Título: Acoso escolar, necesidades psicológicas básicas, responsabilidad y satisfacción con la vida: relaciones y perfiles en adolescentes. Resumen: El objetivo fue evaluar las interacciones entre el acoso escolar, las necesidades psicológicas básicas, la responsabilidad y la satisfacción con la vida de los adolescentes. 1785 estudiantes de Educaci...
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Resumen: El objetivo fue evaluar las interacciones entre el acoso escolar, las necesidades psicológicas básicas, la responsabilidad y la satisfacción con la vida de los adolescentes. 1785 estudiantes de Educación Secundaria y Bachillerato, con edades comprendidas entre los 12 y los 17 años de edad (M = 14.44, DT = 1.50), de 16 centros educativos de...
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Purpose: The aim was to assess how two contextual variables, number of students per class and in-class global cooperation, affect students’ academic performance in physical education. Method: Multilevel analysis was performed given the data’s hierarchical nature (L1 = 1,185 participants and L2 = 64 classrooms), including regression analysis to asse...
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La innovación en Educación Física (EF) responde al deseo de mejorar el proceso de enseñanza-aprendizaje. El Modelo de Educación Deportiva (MED) es un enfoque pedagógico que permite que los estudiantes se involucren en los aprendizajes deportivos al mismo tiempo que participan en las clases de manera autónoma en equipos de trabajo cooperativo. En el...
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El cierre de los centros educativos en España ha supuesto una adaptación inmediata sobre la forma de garantizar el aprendizaje. Los docentes han tenido que adaptarse de manera inmediata a un entorno digital de enseñanza y las familias han debido de atender con garantías a las tareas virtuales de sus hijos. El presente estudio tiene dos objetivos: a...
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La resistencia a insulina (RI) está estrechamente relacionada con la presencia de obesidad. El objetivo fue establecer la relación entre la presencia de sobrepeso en población adolescente y la aparición de RI mediante el índice HOMA (Homeostasis Model Assessment) utilizando como punto de corte 3.16. Se observó que los adolescentes obesos presentan...
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El sobrepeso y la obesidad en la adolescencia se relaciona con la resistencia a la insulina (RI). Para el diagnóstico de RI se emplean índices calculados a partir de parámetros bioquímicos: HOMA(homeostasis model assessment), QUICKI(quantitative insulin sensitivity check index) y McAuley. El objetivo fue comparar los índices de diagnóstico de RI y...
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The goal was to assess the effects of a Theatrical Improvisation program on students’ motor creativity. 163 Secondary Education students enrolled in eight classes participated. Four were randomly considered the experimental group (n=79), who experienced a Theatrical Improvisation unit, and the other four the control group (n=84), who experienced a...
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En 2016, comenzamos presentando los Modelos Pedagógicos en Educación Física que en una primera revisión se consideraron básicos o consolidados y emergentes (Fernández-Río, Calderón, Hortigüela, Pérez-Pueyo, & Aznar, 2016). En 2018, nos adentramos en ellos para establecer una serie de aspectos clave que los docentes deberían tener en cuenta para inc...
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Background The recent shelter-in-place order issued by the Spanish government (due to the outbreak of the COVID-19) forced the Spanish population to self-isolate at home. The psychological and social effects of this new situation are unknown. Therefore, this study aimed to examine the impact of such scenario on citizens’ resilience, as well as the...
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RESUMEN La educación se vio tan radicalmente afectada por la COVID-19 que tuvo que pasar "de la noche a la mañana" a una modalidad no-presencial para la que nadie (docentes, estudiantes, familias) estaba preparado y que ha "resquebrajado" los cimientos de la misma. En el horizonte cercano está el inicio del curso escolar y toda su carga de inseguri...