Introduction to School Reality II - EFQ

Ano letivo: 2014-2015
Specification sheet

Specific details
course codecycle os studiesacademic semestercredits ECTSteaching language

Learning goals

Integration of knowledge for the development of future teacher profession.

Development of an analytical tool to analyze educational situations and promote a reflective teaching practice.

Awareness of the complexity of the teaching role, focusing mainly on the macro level of the educational system.


I - The classroom

1. Individual and group dynamics

2. Representations and expectations in the educational relationship

3. Psycho pedagogical interventions in special cases

II -Class management and discipline

1. Class management elements and dynamics

2. Motivation strategies and discipline

3. Managing conflicts in the classroom

III - Teaching and assessment

1. Effective teaching 

2. Teaching strategies, research and cooperation

3. Conceptions and practices of assessment

IV - Personal and professional development teacher

1.  From teacher skill to student learning

2. Analysis and practice of communication skills and interpersonal skills


There are no prerequisites.

Generic skills to reach
. Competence in oral and written communication;
. Competence in interpersonal relations;
. Ethical commitment;
. Competence in applying theoretical knowledge in practice;
. Planning and managing;
. Competence to solve problems;
. Competence in working in interdisciplinary teams;
. Valuing diversity and multiculturalism;
. Adaptability to new situations;
. Self-criticism and self-evaluation;
(by decreasing order of importance)
Teaching hours per semester
total of teaching hours30

Sseminar or study visit15 %
Laboratory or field work15 %
Synthesis work thesis10 %
Exam50 %
Other10 %
assessment implementation in 20142015
Assessment Synthesis work: 10.0%
Other: 10.0%
Laboratory work or Field work: 15.0%
Report of a seminar or field trip: 15.0%
Frequency: 50.0%

Bibliography of reference

Amado, J. (2002). Indisciplina e violência na escola. Porto. Asa.

Arends, R (2001). Aprender a ensinar. Lisboa. McGrawHill.

Estrela, T (1998). Relação pedagógica, disciplina e indisciplina na sala de aula. Porto. Porto Editora.

Smith, c. e Strick, L. (2001). Dificuldades de aprendizagem de A a Z. Porto Alegre. Artmed.

Spinthall e Sprinthall (2003). Psicologia Educacional. Lisboa. McGrawHill.

Zabalza, M (2003). Planificação e desenvolvimento curricular. Porto. Asa.

Teaching method
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Resources used

Será condição preferencial a existência de protocolos com escolas, permitindo o contacto dos estudantes com algumas das suas estruturas e a observar algumas actividades.