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 a Professor at the Faculty of Engineering of the UP (FEUP). He received from Universidade of Porto: the pedagogical excellence award (2015); the pedagogical innovation project award (2017 e 2020). He received from FEUP: the pedagogical recognition diploma (2008 to 2012); the pedagogical recognition award (2013, 2016 and 2017) and the scientific recognition award (2021). He is an integrated member of INESCTEC - Institute of Systems and Computer Engineering, Technology and Science, as a researcher /collaborator at HumanISE - Human-Centered Computing and Information Science, and he is also a researcher /collaborator at CIIE-Centre for Research and Intervention in Education.
Partner of a Consulting Company (since 1992); Senior Consultant in Psychology, Education and Training (since 1990) at over 150 public and private organizations, with extensive experience in pedagogical training of trainers and teachers, as well as in training, coaching and counselling 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).
Áreas de Interesse
- Social sciences > Communication sciences
- Social sciences > Educational sciences
- Social sciences > Psychological sciences
- Social sciences > Sociology