Description
Convener: Carlos Ceia

This strand aims at promoting quality research activities in curriculum studies and theory and teacher education related to language learning in Portugal. It focuses on curricular development policies at national level (in Portugal and in the Portuguese-speaking world) and points to higher education actions on teacher education programmes and languages teaching.

  • May 2018: Organization of the 2nd Conference on New Trends in Language Teaching, in collaboration with the University of Granada and the University of Algarve
  • 7th TEFL: International Conference, 9 – 10 November 2018, FCSH, Lisbon
  • November 2018: Publication of a book resulting from a selection of the best papers presented at the 2nd Conference NTLT
  • Joint research projects with Cátedra Eugénio Tavares de Língua Portuguesa (University of Cape Verde) in languages teaching amd teacher training programmes
  • Preparing new calls for international funding:
    • COST [Proposal in-progress]
      • Culture in the teaching-learning of foreign languages
      • Professor Thomas Szende, Director of the Plidam Research Laboratory, Inalco, Paris, France
    • ERC Advanced Grant 2021: Curriculum flexibility in Portugal (in preparation) [PI: Carlos Ceia]

Dr Catarina Castro

Between 2018 and 2020, the researcher will continue to develop a postdoctoral research, funded by FCT, which aims to disseminate Task Based Language Teaching (TBLT), an approach that was developed as an alternative to traditional methods, and that is considered to facilitate second language acquisition. However, despite the clear psycholinguistic rational for TBLT and empirical evidence supporting the choice of “tasks” as the basis for second language teaching and learning, a number of teacher factors have been found to challenge the adoption of TBLT. Given the present resistance regarding TBLT (principles and implementation), the project aims to develop, implement and evaluate a language teacher training program, at the New University of Lisbon, University of the Algarve and the University of Porto.

Recently submitted proposals :

  • ERC Synergy Grant 2019: CURFLEX (Changing the way we teach: curriculum flexibility in Portugal)
    • Carlos Ceia (Cpi) – Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas (Chi)
    • António Domingos (Pi2) – Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia
    • Mariana Gaio Alves (Pi3) – Instituto de Educação da Universidade de Lisboa
    • Total Requested Grant (in euro): 9 397 356,25 €
    • Result: not approved
  • Erasmus+
    • Project Title: Intercultural and Global Citizenship Education (INCITE)
    • Action: Strategic Partnerships for higher education (KA203) Call for proposals: 2019
    • Applicant organization: FCSH / NOVA CETAPS
    • Result: not approved
  • Erasmus+
    • Project Title: Creative Approaches to New Democracy through Innovative Inclusive Citizenship Education (CANDIICE)
    • Applicant organization: School Development Support Agency (SDSA), Leicester, UK
    • Non-governmental organisation
    • Result: Approved
      Awarded funds: CETAPS: 47,940 € TOTAL: 281,554 €
  • Projects in preparation:
    • Observatory on the Curriculum
  • Professor Carlos Ceia was the main advisor to the Ministry of Education to revise the legislative framework in 2014, and was instrumental in creating a complementary training for teachers at all Higher Education institutions which ensured that, from 2015-16, c200.000 3rd- and 4th-year students in Basic Education in Portugal started learning English as part of their national core curriculum. New curricular standards were implemented accordingly, following the CEFR and EAQUALS “Can Do” (starter level). Subsequently, new master courses for teacher training specifically in this area were certified by A3ES (the national education quality agency). CETAPS researchers were thoroughly involved in this process, with a special focus on the promotion of CLIL – Content and Language Integrated Learning – methodology for primary and secondary schools.

Most recent presentations related to languages, curriculum and teacher education:

Carlos Ceia:

“Integrating foreign languages centres into the policy of our universities eluding the economic crisis”, The sixth Wulkow Meeting of Directors of Language Centres in Higher Education in Europe,Parkhotel Schloss Wulkow, Brandenburg / viadrina sprachen, Frankfurt (Oder) (Germany), 23rd to 26th January 2014.

“O quadro estratégico europeu para o multilinguismo e a actualização da formação de professores de línguas”, I Jornadas de Ensino do Português e do Espanhol,- 9 e 10 Maio de 2014, Faculdade de Artes e Letras (UBI).

“Tecnologia e metalinguagem literária: a construção de dicionários de termos literários na Internet – o caso do www.edtl.com.pt”, XIV Encontro da ABRALIC, Belém (Brasil), 24-26 Setembro de 2014.

“A Aprendizagem Precoce das Línguas Estrangeiras”, Rede de Escolas de Excelência, XV Seminário ESCXEL, Loulé, 3 de Outubro de 2014.

“O quadro estratégico europeu para o multilinguismo e a actualização da formação de professores de línguas”, XXIIème Congrès de L’APPF, “WEB 2.0 en classe: les défis des réseaux sociaux”, FCSH-UNL, 7 e 8 Novembro de 2014.

“A (in)definição de uma filosofia curricular na legislação sobre formação de professores nos últimos 30 anos”, Seminário “Formação Inicial de Professores”, Conselho Nacional de Educação, Universidade do Algarve, 29 de Abril de 2015

“A formação de professores no ensino à distância em Portugal e sua articulação com o ensino presencial: contingências presentes e possibilidades futuras”, XII Congresso Brasileiro de Ensino Superior a Distância e I Congresso Internacional de Ensino Superior a Distância, Universidade do Estado da Bahia – UNEB, Salvador, 30 de Novembro a 03 de Dezembro de 2015.

“Promoting a Teacher Education Research-Oriented Curriculum for Initial Teacher Training in English as a Foreign Language, ICTE 2017: International Conference on Teacher Education, 15-16 June, 2017, Toronto, Canadá. <https://waset.org/conference/2017/06/toronto/ICTE>

“A Construção de um Currículo Essencial (Core Curriculum) no Ensino Básico e Secundário – O Caso Português”, III Colóquio Cabo-verdiano de Educação, Mindelo, Universidade de Cabo Verde (UniCV), 12, 13 e 14 de Junho de 2017.

“A força das estrelas e a resiliência dos professores”, I Encontro de Educação e Saúde das Freguesias de Carcavelos/Parede e S. Domingos de Rana, Centro Cultural de Cascais, 29-6-2017.

“O poder da leitura literária e a formação do gosto (nos estudantes, nos professores e nos educadores)”, Cátedra Eugénio Tavares de Língua Portuguesa da Universidade de Cabo Verde, Praia, 15 de Janeiro de 2018.

“Cinema académico: uma teoria”, “A Escola Secundária no Cinema”, Registo: CCPFC/ACC-100757/18, NOVA FCSH e Escola Secundária Pedro Nunes, https://www.cetaps.com/events/escolanocinema

“A excelência na formação professores na NOVA FCSH: uma história de vencedores e uma estratégia de futuro”, ‘O Bom Professor À Casa Torna’: Jornada sobre os 30 anos de formação de professores na NOVA FCSH, FCSH, 11-7-2018.

(Moderador de painel). International Seminar on “Curriculum Autonomy Policies in Europe: trends, tensions & transformations”, Painel sobre “Curriculum & Policies”, com José Augusto Pacheco (U. Minho), Majella Dempsey (Maynooth University, Ireland) e Pedro Abrantes (U. Aberta), Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, no âmbito do projecto UID/SOC/04647/2013» – CICS.NOVA (Interdisciplinary Centre of Social Sciences of the Universidade NOVA de Lisboa)”, 25 e 26 de Janeiro de 2019.

Debate sobre o tema “Questões éticas prementes no domínio da Educação”, sob a moderação de Margarida Marques e com a participação de David Justino, Carlos Ceia, Susana Batista e Alexandre Homem Cristo. FCSH, 11 de Abril de 2019.

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