Subject: Reflection Seminar

Scientific Area:

Educational Sciences


26 Hours

Number of ECTS:




Overall objectives:

1 - Deepen epistemological and methodological questions related to ongoing projects;
2 - Share information about the problems met, searching solution for them;
3 - Participate in debates related to the specific themes of the ongoing projects of research and intervention;
4 - Participate in conferences open to the academic community on research in education and community development.


1 - Contents suggested by the main subjects of the ongoing projects;
2 - Contents that cross the theoretical with the methodological issues;
3 - Contents that cross education with the community development;
4 - Subjects of the conferences organized within the framework of the CIE-UMa?s scientific agenda delivered by national and foreign specialists.


Creswell, J. & Clark, V. P. , 2003 , Designing and Conducting mixed methods research , SAGE
Denzin N. & Lincon Y. , 2007 , O planejamento da pesquisa qualitativa: teorias e abordagens , Artmed
Fraenkel J. R., Wallen N. E. & Hyun H. H. , 2006 , How to Design and Evaluate Research in Education , McGraw-Hill.
Máximo-Esteves, Lídia. , 2008 , Visão Panorâmica da Investigação-Acção , Porto Editora.
Menezes, Isabel. , 2010 , Intervenção Comunitária: uma Perspetiva Psicológica , Livpic / Legis Editora.
Morgado, J. C. , 2012 , O estudo de caso na Investigação em Educação , De Facto Editores.
Robertis, C. , 2011 , Metodologia da Intervenção em Trabalho Social. Porto , Porto Editora.
Serrano, G. , 2008 , Elaboração de Projetos Sociais. Casos Práticos , Porto Editora
Terrell, S. R. , 2012 , Mixed-Methods Research Methodologies. The Qualitative Report , TQR

Assesssment methods and criteria:

Classification Type: Quantitativa (0-20)

Evaluation Methodology:
Students will participate in debates and conferences on education and community development, as well as in lectures given by their scientific advisors to whom this Training Seminar is open. At this stage, the practical exercise of analyzing collected data will be retaken, using the MAXDA, SPSS, JASP programs, or others. These data gain here a new personal relevance, because they are directly related to their work. Students will be invited to take stock of the progress of their work, raising questions and receiving feedback, in order to proceed with confidence. The evaluation shall be based on the following criteria: a) Presentation of the theoretical framework, conceptual framework and current state of the respective projects - 40%; b) Participation / interaction in the presentations of the other colleagues - 30%; c) Participation in debates after conferences (mandatory participation in at least 3/4 of debates organized annually) - 30%.