Elsa Estrela is currently an Assistant Professor at ULHT, Executive Director of the Interdisciplinary Research Centre for Education and Development (CeiED), Co Coordinator of the Competencies Center for Innovation in Education and Citizenship (CCIEC), together with Américo Mateus and in liaison with CeiED and HEI-LAB of ULHT, and external expert in the pedagogical innovation pilot project at Boa Água cluster schools.
She is the co-coordinator of the School Counselling and Monitoring Project within the scope of the Curriculum Flexibility and Autonomy Project, of the Classroom of the Future Research Project, of the Innovation for Education Project – CIMLT and the OECD Project Fostering and Assessing Creativity and Critical Thinking in Education Project: Higher Education Strand. Member of the Project’s research team A success story? Portugal and PISA (2000-2015), and Co-PI of a research project on research methodologies, both funded by the FCT.
She is the Director of the Master on Educational Administration and Regulation of Education and won a prize in 2020 for the Best Innovative Pedagogical Practice under the COFAC Fazer+ program call.
She is invited reviewer on Journal of Curriculum Studies, British Journal of Curriculum Studies and Revista Lusófona de Educação.
Teacher of Basic and Secondary Education (1993), she holds a master degree on Educational Sciences (2006) and a PhD on Education (2015).
She was member of the Ibero-American Network for Research in Educational Policies (RIAIPE) and the Education, Research and Training Policy Observatory.
She was the project manager of the RIAIPE3 project (Interuniversity Framework Program for Equity and Social Cohesion in Higher Education Institutions), funded by the EC’s Alfa program.