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valls_ïo

Investigadora predoctoral del GrEP
(becària Projecte Recercaixa)

Campus de la Comunicació de la Universitat Pompeu Fabra
C/Roc Boronat 138,
08018, Barcelona

Oficina 53.204
Tel. 93 542 1114 / 93 542 1193
io.valls@upf.edu

Ïo Valls

Research Interests

- Public speaking
- Virtual reality
- E-learning
- Multimodal learning/communication and embodied cognition
- Gesture studies


Current Projects

- Training with virtual reality simulations. Its effects on public speaking anxiety and public speaking performance in a secondary school setting

- Embodied Virtual Reality and e-Learning techniques to enhance public speaking skills in secondary school and university education

 

Presentations

2020

- Valls-Ratés, I., & Prieto, P. (2020) Una práctica breve con simulación de realidad virtual disminuye la ansiedad autopercibida de hablar en público en un contexto de educación secundaria. Oral presentation at the 3º Congreso Mundial de Educación 2020. Palacio de Congresos de Santiago de Compostela, Feb. 27-29.


Training

- Oral Abilities Summer Course for high-school teachers organized by the Department of Education. Coordination and training sessions, July 2019.

- Oral skills Training sessions for University students at Universitat Pompeu Fabra, March-April 2019.

- Oral skills Training sessions for adults at Centres Cívics de Barcelona, 2016-2019.

- Creation of the Public Speaking Club to train oral abilites of University students at Universitat Pompeu Fabra, 2011-2013.

 

   

Design and implementation: Optimitza.cat / Joan Borràs-Comes