Research Supervision Seminar in Geography Teaching


a) Demonstrate the ability to research and read relevant literature.
b) Demonstrate the ability of relating and articulating concepts and readings with one's educational experience.
c) Demonstrate critical analysis skills.
d) Display learning and openness to change through a process of reflective thinking.
e) Contribute ethically to the creation of a responsible working atmosphere within one's group.
f) Master the global organization of the text displaying coherence.
g) Write in appropriate scholarly style, respecting quotation and bibliographic referencing norms.
h) Write with objectivity, concision and fluency, correctly using gramar and spelling rules.

General characterization





Responsible teacher

Fernando Ribeiro Martins


Weekly - Available soon

Total - 140

Teaching language





Ceia, Carlos (2012). Normas para Apresentação de Trabalhos Científicos, 9ª ed. Lisboa: Editorial Presença.
Estrela, A. (2001), Investigação em Educação: Métodos e Técnicas, Lisboa: Educa.
Fabb, N. and Durant, A. (2005). How to Write Essays and Dissertations. 2nd ed. Harlow: Pearson Education.
Lamas, E. (coord.) (2001). Dicionário de Metalinguagens da Didáctica. Porto: Porto Editora.
McNiff, Jean. (2002). Action Research: Principles and Practice. London: Routledge.

Teaching method

Presentation and discussion of issues and problems of research in education in Geography. Analysis of research projects and case studies, critical and reflexive analysis of the proposed research and the practice of teaching and learning of Geography.
Monitoring individual and small group development work drafting the chapter report.

Evaluation method

Continuous evaluation(30%), Theoretically grounded wording of a chapter of the report (70%)

Subject matter

a) Educational research methodologies.
b) Research in Geography.
c) Research questions and objectives.
d) Data collection and analysis; presentation and discussion of results.
e) Searching, synthesizing, summarizing and critiquing bibliography.
f) Textual organization and planning.
g) Evaluation of educational research.