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  • Sofia Maria Azevedo Rodrigues Machado (Student)

Student thesis: Master's Thesis


This report presents a reflective analysis of my career as a teacher in the middle and secondary schools. My reflection is supported by several theoretical frameworks that allowed me to fit the different levels and contexts of action I got involved in the various functions that I have been performed in my current school: Didáxis – Cooperativa de Ensino. Being a Portuguese and French languages teacher has been my main function. The dynamics inherent to the other functions that I have been performing have greatly contributed to the formation of my professional identity: head of the class, department curriculum coordinator and coordinator of educational orientation. The role of head of the class has given me the privilege to build bridges both between the school and the students’ homes and between the school educational board and the classroom teachers. The roles that I have been playing at the middle-level management have allowed me to work towards the promotion of the school educational project to meet the multiple realities and motivations of the students. The systematic reflection on teaching practices, supported by the frequent enrolment in continuing education classes, should drive teachers to explicitly assume the responsibility to catch the permanent existing opportunities to improve the teaching-learning process.
Date of Award2012
Original languagePortuguese
Awarding Institution
  • Universidade Católica Portuguesa
SupervisorMaria do Céu Roldão (Supervisor)


  • Education
  • Reflection
  • Functions
  • Management
  • Curriculum
  • Diversity
  • Equality
  • Training


  • Mestrado em Ciências da Educação

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