Luísa Orvalho


Luísa Orvalho holds a PhD in Educational Sciences from the Universidade Católica Portuguesa, and a M.Sc. in Education, Specialization in Informatics in Education from the Institute of Education, University of Minho. Holds a Postdoc in Educational Sciences from the Faculdade de Educação e Psicologia (FEP), Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Porto, where developed the research project “Collaborate to Innovate in Vocational Education (2015-2017). She also collaborates in masters, specialization and postgraduate courses (since 2011) and is a consultant of the Support Service for Education Improvement (Serviço de Apoio à Melhoria da Educação – SAME) (since 2012), in FEP-UCP.

She has held positions of leadership and advising in the Ministry of Education (GETAP, DES, DREN), in the field of Professional Education. She is responsible for International Projects of GETAP, DES and DREN of the European Network of Training Partnerships, integrated in the PETRA II Community Programs, Action II, PETRA Transition Measures for SOCRATES and the LEONARDO DA VINCI PROGRAM. Currently, she is a research consultant on ERASMUS + Program projects.

Scientific areas of activity
  • Innovation and Pedagogical Change in School.
  • Education Sciences - Vocational Education and Training: Project-Based Learning, Problem-Based Learning; Learning by Questioning.
  • Pedagogy of Vocational Education and Training
  • EQAVET - European Quality Assurance Reference Framework for Vocational Education and Training
  • Smart Tutoring Systems.
  • New learning environments: e-learning and b-learning. Web 2.0 services b-learning.
  • Formative Evaluation by reflexive e-portfolios of evidence of Learning.
Academic CV

Research Centre for Human Development (CEDH)