Inovação pedagógica e aprendizagem ativa
: efeitos percebidos pelos alunos e professores do 3.º ciclo e ensino secundário

  • Carolina Barbosa da Costa Tavares (Student)

Student thesis: Master's Thesis


The relationship between pedagogical innovation and active student learning has been highlighted in the literature and has remained consistent throughout the educational journey. This study aims to assess the perceived effect of pedagogical practices on learning, considering the perspectives of teachers and students from the 3rd cycle and secondary education in a private school, located in the north of the country. Adopting a qualitative methodology, two Focus Groups were conducted, one composed of 7 teachers and the other of 12 students, focusing on the following points: i) perceptions about pedagogical innovation; ii) characterization of the innovative pedagogical practices implemented by teachers; and iii) influence of innovative pedagogical practices on student learning. After validation of the transcription of the answers by the participants, a thematic analysis was performed, considering the questioning blocks of the Focus Group script, using the MAXQDA 2022 software. The analyzed results allowed us to understand the perceptions of students and teachers about the concept of pedagogical innovation and the practices that have the greatest impact on meaningful learning. This study has relevant implications for practice, highlighting the importance of changes in forms of assessment, ways of communicating, and changes in the classroom environment.
Date of Award11 Jul 2023
Original languagePortuguese
Awarding Institution
  • Universidade Católica Portuguesa
SupervisorDiana Soares (Supervisor)


  • Innovation
  • Pedagogy
  • Active learning
  • Active methodologies


  • Mestrado em Psicologia

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