I. Gonçalves, Isabel Sá, I. Marrucho
Jun 21, 2021
2021 4th International Conference of the Portuguese Society for Engineering Education (CISPEE)
in a Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous (VUCA) World, Higher Education (HE) has been described as Super-complex. New complexities lead to new solutions, such as the rising relevance of soft skills in HE offers worldwide. Psychological Theories, in particular Self-Regulated Learning (SRL) and motivational theories offer new pathways to support change and development and are integrated and briefly reviewed in this paper. An example of a Portuguese Engineering School in the process of changing its' pedagogical model is explored in order to highlight the potential of specific psychological concepts in order to promote and support change in HE.