Ensinar a pensar como metodologia em geometria descritiva

  • Filipa Isabel Alves Moreira Fernandes (Student)

Student thesis: Master's Thesis


Teaching to think is a topic that is growing in education and several researchers appeal to its use as a mean to promote student’s autonomy, self-esteem and thought. Many students show learning disabilities because they simply memorise and reproduce the formulas they were conveyed, as if they were machines or computers, limiting the ability to relate concepts, articulate contents or apply them to new situations. In Descriptive Geometry, the presented issue is perceived by the negative results throughout the past years. Therefore, despite some obstacles teachers might encounter, we stand for a methodology that favours teaching by discovery, centred on the student. The learner should feel confident and motivated to solve a problem, presenting hypothetical responses as trial and error until the correct solution is found through intuition and deduction. This was the methodology adopted in the Teacher Training that underlies the production of this report and which was intended to gauge its effectiveness with a 12th form group.
Date of Award9 Jul 2013
Original languagePortuguese
Awarding Institution
  • Universidade Católica Portuguesa
SupervisorJosé Henrique Silveira de Brito (Supervisor) & Ana Sofia Guimarães Thenaisie Coelho (Supervisor)


  • Visual arts
  • Descriptive geometry
  • Constructivism
  • Geometrical thinking


  • Mestrado em Ensino de Artes Visuais no 3º Ciclo do Ensino Básico e no Ensino Secundário

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