Concepción Naval (firstname.lastname@example.org) holds a PhD in Education from the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Navarra (1989). She was awarded a scholarship in the pre-doctoral program of the Spanish Ministry of Education, and a postdoctoral fellowship by the Fulbright Commission. She has been a Professor of Educational Theory at the University of Navarra since 1993.
From 1996 to 2001, she directed the Department of Education, and held the position of Vice President of the University of Navarra from 2001 to 2012.
Prior to that, she was a Visiting Scholar at Harvard University, the University of Notre Dame, USA, the International Office of Education of UNESCO in Geneva, St. Edmund's College of Cambridge University and Boston University. She has also been a Visiting Professor at the Universidad Panamericana (Mexico City and Guadalajara).
In 2003 she was a Fellow of the Salzburg Seminar (Austria), and during 2012-13 Visiting Fellow and Oliver Smithies Lecturer at Balliol College, University of Oxford.
She is the editor of the journal Estudios sobre Educación and is on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Social Science Education, Journal Citizenship, Teaching and Learning, amongst others.
Her current research focuses on the bases of education for citizenship and social participation, the development of social skills in children, the social impact on young people of information and communication technologies; educational innovation in higher education; and art education.
She set up (2010) and has since then directed the “Civic Parliament Project”, financed by the Parliament of Navarra, and the consolidated research group “Citizenship and education”, in Spain (since 1997).