Manuel Firmino Torres is graduated in Psychology (1987), awarded with a prize for the best classification by the Foundation Engineer António de Almeida, and obtained his PhD in Educational Sciences (2013), approved with distinction, as a result of studies about Pedagogical Work Modes and Learning Assessment in Higher Education, at the University of Porto (UP).
Professor in higher education since the 80s (Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, UP; Institute for Finance and Tax Studies; School of Engineering, University of Minho), he is currently professor at the Faculty of Engineering, UP. He received the recognition teaching award from FEUP (2013; 2016; 2017) and pedagogical excellence award from the University of Porto (2015). He is also an integrated member of INESC TEC - Institute of Systems and Computer Engineering, Technology and Science (Researcher / Collaborator at CSIG - Centre for Information Systems and Computer Graphics) and MIL - Media Innovation Labs (Researcher / Collaborator at DMLL – Digital Media Learning Lab).
Partner Manager of a Consulting Company (since 1992), Senior Consultant in Psychology, Education and Training (since 1990) at over 150 public and private organizations, with an extensive experience in pedagogical training of trainers and teachers, as well as in training, coaching and counseling for skills development (in areas such as leadership, teamwork, organizational behaviour, communication, negotiation, conflict resolution, human resources management, performance evaluation, time and stress management, motivation, innovation and creativity, emotional intelligence, personal development).
Areas of interest
- Social sciences > Communication sciences
- Social sciences > Educational sciences
- Social sciences > Psychological sciences
- Social sciences > Sociology