Population and Society, no. 37

The thematic dossier of População e Sociedade no. 37, edited by Maria da Conceição Marques, to be published in June 2022, will be devoted to “Emerging Trends in Education Systems – Opportunities and Challenges”.

It is a general consensus that school has been not only defined, but legitimized, as a teaching place or, as some more recent theories defend, a learning place. Currently, workers are required to have important skills, such as critical thinking, problem solving, decision-making, information and interpersonal communication, use of new technologies to optimize processes, teamwork, people management and creativity. Employers want to see dynamic professionals who understand how to make tough decisions, who are adaptable to change and show a sense of leadership. In an effort to prepare students for their future careers, schools must be at the forefront of scientific knowledge to teach and help them develop these skills.

Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs), which promote a new paradigm of society, based on information and knowledge, have increased the requirements for professional and academic qualification and represent an advance in distance education (e-learning and blended-learning). In schools and universities, the promotion of virtual learning environments is increasingly common, providing students with the possibility of interacting, exchanging information and experiences. Teachers are also given the opportunity to carry out group work, debates and forums, among other ways to make learning more attractive. The management of knowledge depends on the infrastructure and will of each individual.

However, new advances begin to replace human intelligence. Many educators believe that traditional teaching practices, both at school and in the academic world, will be completely reconfigured in the coming years, as technologies assume the role of resources that promote the development of communication, collaboration and creativity skills. Even though teaching/learning cannot disappear from this world, it will take on new forms that will shape the future of education. Institutions that are able to find quality formulas, providing soft skills and hard skills to stimulate development, will quickly realize that this trend offers several opportunities for the evolution of knowledge, and will be at an advantage over the rest.


Possible Subjects:

  1. a) Pedagogy in Higher Education;
  2. b) Higher Education and Reforms;
  3. c) Higher Education and Technology;
  4. d) Curricula and Teaching Systems;
  5. e) Accounting and Information Systems;
  6. f) Governance in the Public Sector.


Deadline for proposal submission (title and abstract, approximately 150 words)

April 30, 2022

Deadline for article submission

May 25, 2022


Email for submission: revista@cepese.pt

Instructions for authors: https://www.cepese.pt/portal/en/populacao-e-sociedade/instructions-for-authors