Experiences and perceptions of portuguese teachers in the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic: reinterpreting the profession

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Abstract

This paper aims to investigate Portuguese teachers’ experiences and perceptions in the early monthsof the COVID-19 pandemic. An exploratory study was carried out in which a total of twenty written narratives were collected, mostly from basic and secondary school teachers. The analysis instigated areinterpretation of the teacher profession, based on the challenges and implications due to the reconfiguration of the schools to a digital learning environment called ‘emergency remote teaching’. Additionally, the participants identified opportunities in terms of collaborative work among teachers, focusing on activities related to planning, monitoring, supporting and learning with each other. Finally, positive perceptions were also mentioned, mainly the awareness of the importance of human relationships in teacher profession. 
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICERI2022 Proceedings
PublisherIATED Academy
Pages3275-3285
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9788409454761
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2022
Event15th annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation - , Spain
Duration: 7 Nov 20229 Nov 2022
https://iated.org/iceri/

Conference

Conference15th annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Country/TerritorySpain
Period7/11/229/11/22
Internet address

Keywords

  • COVID-19
  • Emergency remote teaching
  • Teaching profession
  • Digital learning

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