BiographyHelena is a social scientist with an appetite for a wide variety of topics related to education. In her role as the Project manager for transversal skills, she is responsible for preparing, implementing and assessing transversal skills across EPFL, both in curricular and extracurricular learning environments and in co-construction with multiple stakeholders, including teachers and other staff, students and employers.
In her previous work, she was focusing on exploring changes in teaching methods and approaches, strategies of adaptability, and pedagogical innovations at EPFL. This body of work included a better understanding of teaching and learning transversal skills, as well as discussing different practices of knowledge sharing and institutional change.
She obtained her PhD as a recipient of the Marie Curie fellowship in the European Doctorate for Teacher Education (EDITE) as a joint degree between Hungary and Portugal where she examined teacher learning in innovative schools. Her Master's degree was an Erasmus Mundus joint degree in Lifelong Learning: Policy and Management, and for her Bachelor, she did studies in Community Youth Work and non-formal education.
PhD in Education
Eötvös Lorànd University University of Lisbon
Master in Sociology of Education
Lifelong Learning: Policy and Management
Aarhus University University of Deusto
Bachelor of Science
Community Youth Work (Non-formal Education)