Boosting Agility in Higher Education


Agile methodologies have been applied time and again in Higher Education. First, some eccentricity was perceived by the teachers and the students, with respect to the usefulness and efficacy in delivering and comprehending the topics. Then, those who pursued the agile thinking quest, gained a sense of completeness in their role. Teachers felt the contents were deeply understood by the students, who were more motivated to be in class, and learned to be critical thinkers, problem-solvers, teamworkers. Students felt more engaged and responsible for their own learning process. In this talk, we will discuss some agile ways of boosting Agility in your courses.

Carla M.A. Pinto is an Adjunct Professor at the School of Engineering of the Polytechnic of Porto. She is also a researcher in the Center for Mathematics of the University of Porto.  Mrs Pinto is the Coordinator of the Working Group in Mathematics in Engineering Education at the Portuguese Society of Engineering Education, and the Contact Person of SEFI (European Society for Engineering Education) – Mathematics Working Group in Portugal.

She has been developing research work in active-learning methods in Higher Education. Mrs Pinto is the Coordinator of an Erasmus+ Project on Development of Innovative Mathematical Teaching Strategies in European Engineering Degrees- DrIVE-MATH. She has several published papers. More information here: