International Conference

“Word in Education”

9th Edition

The role of art, literature and beauty in fostering resilience and post-traumatic growth

to be held at


 28 – 29 April 2022

(attendance can be in person and/or virtual)

The Conference is planned as a continuation of a series of conferences initiated in the Universitat Abat Oliba CEU in Barcelona by Dr. Marcin Kazmierczak and other members of the Research Group “Family, Education and Inclusive School” (TRIVIUM): Dr. María Teresa Signes, Dr. Laura Amado and Dr. Cintia Carreira. The previous conferences were held in 2012, 2013, 2015, 2018 and 2021 in Barcelona (Spain), 2016 and 2020 in Krakow (Poland) and 2019 in Paris (France). Since 2016 the conferences have been co-organized by Universitat Abat Oliba CEU in Barcelona, the Jesuit University Ignatianum in Krakow represented by the Dean of the Faculty of Education Dr. Krzysztof Biel, and the IPC – Facultés Libres de Philosophie et Psychologie in Paris represented by the Dean Emmanuel Brochier.

This year 2022, the research group “Person and Education” of the Universidad CEU Cardenal Herrera and the Instituto CEU de Humanidades Ángel Ayala, represented by Rafael Fayos, are also participating in the organisation.

This IX Conference edition aims to bring together education experts, philosophers, psychologists, philologists, literary theorists, art historians and theatre scholars to explore thinking about the experience as well as the practice of education. Both theoretical and empirical studies are welcome.

In order to participate in the Conference, it is required to send the title and the abstract of the lecture (max. 100 words) to the electronic address before the 15th of December 2021. The publication of the papers in the Conference Proceedings after a Scientific Committee’s decision will be published in highly ranked editorials and journals.

The Conference  is carried out within the framework of the R&D project Fostering resilience in primary education: innovation and continuous teacher training (PID2019-111032RB-E00 ) funded by the Ministry of Science and Innovation of Spain.