Innovative pedagogical practices in Portuguese schools: first steps of a research project

Marisa Carvalho, Diana Soares, Cristina Palmeirão, Andreia Magalhães, António Oliveira, Bruno César, Francisco Veiga, Helena Azevedo, Margarida Oliveira, Rui Castro

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Mapping innovation is crucial in education to guide educators and policymakers to spread high-quality pedagogical practices. Improving learning with innovation in mind is required today. Although innovation is an emergent topic in the educational policy reforms around the world, and particularly in Portugal, more research is needed. This paper presents the research project “4A’ model for Measuring Innovative Pedagogical Practices in Portuguese schools: Approaching, Assessing, Applying, and Amplifying”. Inspired by the recent OECD report “Measuring innovation in education” and considering the current challenges that Portuguese schools face ensuring a more inclusive and innovative education, this project aims to measure and map innovative pedagogical practices in the Portuguese educational system, from elementary to secondary grade. A brief literature review, project plan, and some implications are presented.
Translated title of the contributionPráticas pedagógicas inovadoras: proposta de um projeto de investigação
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11-20
Number of pages10
JournalRevista Portuguesa de Investigação Educacional
Issue number20
Publication statusPublished - 31 Dec 2020


  • Innovation
  • Inclusive education
  • Pedagogical practices
  • School improvement


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