Research Supervision Seminar in Portuguese 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 organisation 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 applying gramar and spelling rules.

General characterization





Responsible teacher

Helena Virgínia Topa Valentim


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Total - 140

Teaching language



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Bulea, E. & Bronckart, J.-P. (2010). Les conditions d'exploitation de l'analyse des pratiques pour la formation des enseignants. In : Linguarum Arena, vol. 1, n° 1, 43-60.

Bronckart, J.-P. (2007). Desarrollo del lenguaje y didática de las lenguas. Buenos Aires: Miño y Dávila.

Ceia, C. (2012). Normas para Apresentação de Trabalhos Científicos, 9ª ed. Lisboa: Editorial Presença.

Dolz-Mestre, J. (2016). As atividades e os exercícios de língua: uma reflexão sobre a engenharia didática. In: DELTA: Documentação de Estudos em Lingüística Teórica e Aplicada, 32(1), 237-260.

Duarte, I. e Morão, P. (org.). Ensino do Português para o século XXI. Lisboa: Edições Colibri/DLGR e DLR/FLUL.

Estrela, A. (2001). Investigação em Educação: Métodos e Técnicas. Lisboa: Educa.

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 research questions and issues in foreign language education. Analysis of action research projects and study cases; critical and reflective analysis of the individual research project and of foreign language teaching and learning practice.
Individual and small group tutoring sessions to support the organisation and writing of the report's chapter.

Evaluation method

Continuous assessment based on practical tasks, tutorials and self-guided learning. A minimum of 70% of sessions' attendance is required. (30%), Preparation of the literature review on the chosen topic to rechearch and writing project.(70%)

Subject matter

a) The pertinence of the teacher-researcher concept.
b) Research methodologies in language education - Portuguese - first language and second/foreign language).
c) Research questions and objectives.
d) Data collection and analysis; presentation and discussion of results.
e) Self assessment and reflective practice tools.
f) Searching, synthesizing, summarizing and critiquing literatures.
g) Textual organization and planning.