Ensinar e aprender no século XXI: um olhar sobre as preocupações relatadas por professores

Luísa Ribeiro Trigo, Sofia Ramalho, Margarida Rodrigues Baldaque, Ana Cabral, Teresa Dias, Rita Quintas, Cristiana Sequeira, Leonor Cabral, Rosário Cunha

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The objective of this study was to analyse the worries described by educators and teachers regarding their daily experience as teaching professionals. 178 private school educators and teachers in Portugal, from pre-school to 12th year, participated in this study. Data were collected through a questionnaire containing open-ended questions, the answers of which were analysed through content analysis. Three main worries emerged: worries concerning the pupil’s sphere, the teacher’s sphere and the societal and familial context. Worries about the pupils were mainly centred on the promotion of their learning and development and on pupils’ attributes considered as impeding the teaching-learning process. The worries of the teacher’s sphere were focused on the classroom management, on the demands inherent to the teacher’s role and on the teaching process in the classroom. Some characteristics of the wider family and societal context also emerged as teachers’ worries. Some implications for the psychologist’s and teacher’s professional practices are discussed.
Original languagePortuguese
Title of host publicationActas do IX Congresso Iberoamericano de Psicologia / 2º Congresso Ordem dos Psicólogos Portugueses
EditorsTelmo Mourinho Baptista, Francisco Miranda Rodrigues, Manuel Berdullas, Constança Biscaia, Silvia Saunders, David Dias Neto, Tiago Lopes Lino, Teresa Espassandim, Carla Pita Fernandes, Tiago Pereira, Catarina Janeiro
PublisherOrdem dos Psicólogos Portugueses
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)9789899903722
Publication statusPublished - 13 Sept 2014


  • Teaching and learning
  • Teachers concerns
  • Professional practices

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