Mapeamento das práticas pedagógicas ao nível das licenciaturas na Universidade Católica Portuguesa

  • Carina Amorim Cabral (Student)

Student thesis: Master's Thesis


The present study has the general objective of mapping pedagogical practices in higher education, particularly at the level of University Catholic Portuguese degrees, considering the academic year 2021/2022, identifying the pedagogical practices used by teachers. In view of the objective, the nature of the methodology is quantitative and the non-probabilistic sample for convenience was constituted of 170 professors who completed an Inventory of Pedagogical Practices, in the online version. For data analysis, descriptive statistics (relative and total frequencies) was used and for inferential statistics, namely correlation tests and group differences (Kruskal-Wallis; Follow Up). All assumptions inherent to these analyses were analyzed. The main results of the study, indicate higher implementation of the expository method, blended teaching and cooperative/collaborative /team learning. By contrast, volunteering and social responsibility projects, shadowing, service-learning, competitions, contests and virtual reality technologies were the least used practices. This study contributes to the knowledge of the pedagogical practices being implemented at the UCP, considering the perspectives of the teachers in the sample. It is necessary to carry out more diagnostic studies that allow identifying the frequently implemented pedagogical approaches and those that need further development.
Date of Award12 Jul 2023
Original languagePortuguese
Awarding Institution
  • Universidade Católica Portuguesa
SupervisorDiana Soares (Supervisor) & Magda Mónica Martins Rocha (Co-Supervisor)


  • Higher education
  • Pedagogical innovative
  • Pedagogical practices


  • Mestrado em Psicologia

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