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Thematic Seminar

Code: PDCE05     Acronym: ST

Classification Keyword
OFICIAL Educational Sciences

Instance: 2022/2023 - A Ícone do Moodle

Active? Yes
Responsible unit: Education Sciences
Course/CS Responsible: Doctoral Program in Educational Sciences

Cycles of Study/Courses

Acronym No. of Students Study Plan Curricular Years Credits UCN Credits ECTS Contact hours Total Time
PDCE 14 Official Curricular Structure 2007 2 - 10 30 270

Teaching Staff - Responsibilities

Teacher Responsibility
Maria Manuela Martinho Ferreira

Teaching - Hours

Seminar: 1,00
Type Teacher Classes Hour
Seminar Totals 1 1,00
Maria Manuela Martinho Ferreira 0,25
Preciosa Teixeira Fernandes 0,25
Isabel Maria Alves e Menezes Figueiredo 0,50

Teaching language

Suitable for English-speaking students
Obs.: Português e Inglês


The Thematic Seminar aims to deepen and discuss problems that cross over the research projects, by promoting students’ participation in seminars organized under research networks with guest inter/national professors and researchers.


Learning outcomes and competences

The goal aim is that doctoral students develop a deep knowledge in the field of Education Sciences that allows for a broader perspective of their own work by framing it in relation to diverse conceptual frameworks, related areas and concepts.

Working method



The syllabus includes theoretical perspectives and methodological approaches to research projects already completed or in progress, both Portuguese and international.

Mandatory literature

Arnot Madeleine 340; The^routledgefalmer reader in gender and education. ISBN: 0-415-34576-6
Ellis Viv; Transforming teacher education. ISBN: 978-1-4725-0720-4
Lima Licínio C. 340; Perspectives on adult education in Portugal. ISBN: 972-9050-23-6
Popkewitz Thomas S. 340; Critical studies in teacher education. ISBN: 1-85000-154-5
Steiner-Khamsi Gita 340; The^global politics of educational borrowing and lending. ISBN: 978-0-8077-4493-2

Teaching methods and learning activities

Presentation and discussion of research projects.

Guided discussion of research processes and outcomes.

The contact with other researchers fosters a climate that facilitates the reflection about their own work and how it stands in the field of research.

The discussion of research projects, including a conceptual, methodological or results perspective, allows the student to build a broader perspective of their own doctoral work and develop critical thinking skills on the how-to-do of the research process.

Evaluation Type

Distributed evaluation without final exam

Assessment Components

designation Weight (%)
Apresentação/discussão de um trabalho científico 75,00
Participação presencial 25,00
Total: 100,00

Amount of time allocated to each course unit

designation Time (hours)
Estudo autónomo 240,00
Frequência das aulas 30,00
Total: 270,00

Eligibility for exams

Follows regulations from DPE-UP and FPCEUP.

Calculation formula of final grade

Non applicable.


The evaluation component "Presentation / discussion of scientific work" should be read "Presentation / discussion of Activity Report" that were carried out
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