Self-efficacy and Academic Achievement | ECER | Copenhagen, August 2017

Diana Aguiar Vieira, from Polytechnic Institute of Porto (CEOS.PP – ISCAP P.PORTO), presented the paper “Self-efficacy and 1st Year College Student Academic Achievement: A longitudinal study” at the European Conference on Educational Research (ECER) in Denmark at University College UCC Copenhagen - Carlsberg, 22 - 25 August 2017. This paper was co-authored by Leandro da Silva Almeida from University of Minho, Portugal.

Which skills are valued by employers?

The study “Prepared to work?” identified the skills most valued in the labour market by 800 employers, in Portugal. The most importante skill is analysis and problem solving which includes being able to identify and prioritize problems , ask the right questions to analyze various sides of an issue and demonstrate willingness to question their own ideas and those of others.