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Dr Francisca Salvá Mut

Dr Francisca Salvá Mut
Full Professor
Didactics and School Organization
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Brief CV

Francesca Salvà Mut hold a PhD in Educational Sciences and she is full professor in the Department of Applied Pedagogy and Educational Psychology at the University of the Balearic Islands (UIB). She is an active member of the Education and Citizenship Research Group and the Director of the Laboratory for Research and Innovation in Vocational Training (LRIFP) at UIB.

She has been a visiting researcher at several international centres, such us Université du Québec à Montreal (Canada), Centre for the Study of Education and Work, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto (Canada), Institut Fédéral des Hautes Études en Formation Professionnelle (Switzerland).

She has three research sexenniums and five teaching quinquenniums.

Academic management experience: Dean of the Faculty of Education (2000-03); Vice-rector of Foreign Affairs (2003-07) and Deputy Director of the Department of Applied Education and Educational Psychology (2007-09).

Research areas: Early leaving from education and training, Vocational Education and Training, Training and career paths, Young people with low education profiles, Gender, work and education, Coeducation.

Currently, she is the co-principal researcher in two projects: the R&D project Teaching practice and the prevention of early leaving from vocational education and training: empirical approach and intervention proposal (Ref. PID2019-108342RB-I00) (2020-2023) and the ERASMUS+ project Co-created Education through Social Inclusion-COSI.ed- (Ref. EACEA/34/2019) (2021-2023).

Last 3 years publications

Aguilar-Mediavilla, E., Salvà-Mut, F., Imbernon, F. & Oliver-Trobat, M. (2021). Influence of qualifications in initial training on the professional development and motivation of primary teachers in the Balearic Islands. European Journal of Teacher Education. Published online. DOI: 10.1080/02619768.2021.1912005.

Quintana-Murci, E., Tugores-Ques, M. & Salvà-Mut, F. (2021). Poor educational attainment, training opportunities, and transitions to adulthood: the case of young Spanish women. In M.A. Vogel & L. Arnell (Eds.), Living like a girl. Agency, social vulnerability and welfare measures in a European context (pp. 101-122). Berghahn Books.

Cerdà-Navarro, A.; Salvà-Mut, F.; Comas-Forgas, R. & Morey-López, M. (2020). Natives and immigrants enrolled in Spanish intermediate Vocational Education and Training: a comparative study. Research in Post-compulsory Education, 25(3), 295-317.

Cerdà-Navarro, A., Sureda-García, I. & Salvà-Mut, F. (2020). Intención de abandono y abandono durante el primer curso de Formación Profesional de Grado Medio: un análisis tomando como referencia el concepto de implicación del estudiante. Estudios sobre Educación, 39, 33-57.

Olmos Rueda, P., Mas Torrelló, O. & Salvà-Mut, F. (2020). Perfiles de desconexión educativa: una aproximación multidimensional en la Formación Profesional Básica. Revista de Educación, 389, 69-94.

Salvà-Mut, F., Ruiz-Pérez, F., Psifidou, I. & Oliver-Trobat, M.F. (2020). Formación profesional de grado medio y abandono temprano de la educación y la formación en España: una aproximación territorial. Bordón, 72(4), 95-116.

Thomàs-Vanrell, C., Cerdà-Navarro, A. & Salvà-Mut, F. (2020). Les Baléares: quand le soutien relationnel favorise la poursuite des études en formation professionnelle de base. Formation-Emploi, 150, 1-22.

Cerdà-Navarro, A., Salvà-Mut, F. & Comas-Forgas, R. (2019). A typology of students in intermediate vocational education and training programmes based on of dropping out. European Journal of Education, 54(4), 635-650.

Quintana-Murci, E., Salvà-Mut, F. & Tugores-Ques, M. (2019). Making Spanish young women's transition to adulthood visible: a biographical analysis in times of crisis. International Journal of Adolescence and Youth, 25(1), 329-342.

Salvà-Mut, F., Cerdà-Navarro, A. & Sureda-Negre, J. (2019). The promotion of student engagement factors, sociodemographic characteristics and intentions educational success in intermediate level VET: The case of the Balearic Islands. In F. Marhuenda (Ed.), The School-Based Vocational Education and Training System in Spain: Achievements and Controversies (pp. 167-186). Springer.

Salvà, F., Pinya, C., Alvarez, N. & Calvo, A. (2019). Dropout prevention in Secondary VET from different learning spaces. A social discussion experience. IRJVET. International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, 6(2), 153-173.


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Thesis advising

Thesis advisor during the academic year 2022-23 for the following PHD programmes:

Teaching, 5 previous years

Subject Information
10687 - Gender, Work and Education
  • Master's Degree in Equality Policies and Gender-Based Violence Prevention2020-21, 2021-22
  • Master's Degree in Human Resource Management. Psychological and Pedagogical Intervention2020-21, 2021-22
  • Master's in Equality Policies and Gender-Based Violence Prevention2017-18, 2018-19, 2019-20
  • Master's in Human Resources Management. Psychological and Pedagogical Intervention2017-18, 2018-19, 2019-20
11026 - Master's Thesis
  • Master's Degree in Human Resource Management. Psychological and Pedagogical Intervention2020-21, 2021-22
11033 - Master's Thesis
  • Master's Degree in Equality Policies and Gender-Based Violence Prevention2021-22
  • Master's in Equality Policies and Gender-Based Violence Prevention2019-20
22314 - Social Labour Training and Insertion
  • Degree in Social Education2019-20
22322 - Education for Gender Equality
22327 - Practical Placements on the Degree in Social Education II
22328 - Final Degree Project in Social Education
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