Novas abordagens ao conceito de manual escolar (em digital): evidencias, conclusões e desafios do projeto FAINA

José Lagarto, Ana Rita Faria

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This research appears within the scope of the pedagogical monitoring process by the Portuguese Catholic University to the FAINA 1: 1 Project, developed in the School Group of Montemor-o-Novo between the years 2017 and 2019. This Group assumed the commitment of a class of 7th year abdicate the traditional paper school manual in all subjects, throughout the 3rd cycle, having available to each student a space of digital content installed on a tablet. Based on the selection, creation, and availability of the contents of all subjects by the teachers, using tablets, implying the construction of a digital manual, the FAINA Project constituted a driving element of a pedagogical innovation strategy. It was intended, therefore, to identify, during the three years of development, a change in the educational methodologies and strategies on the part of the teachers and the ability of the students to adapt t new context. Adopting a mixed methodology, by conducting interviews, applying questionnaires, observing classes and document analysis, the Project's potential was seen as a driver for breaking the traditional teaching paradigm and an active teaching-learning process.
Original languagePortuguese
Pages (from-to)76-93
Number of pages18
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2021


  • School manual
  • Digital content
  • Teaching
  • Learning
  • Virtual learning environments

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