O percurso de uma identidade profissional
: de um egotismo afetivo à profissionalidade encontrada

  • Maria de Fátima Reimão Nogueira (Student)

Student thesis: Master's Thesis


This work entitled, The Journey of a Professional Identity: From an Affective Egotism to a Discovered Professionalism is a reflective report theoretically substantiated of the period of a career that lies between the years 1981 and 2011. Therein is depicted the transformations of the School of our time - as an institution and organization, but also of the teaching profession, pedagogy, and professional development opportunities found and / or to find - which is built with advances and setbacks in the socio-political framework that conditions them, as well as how teachers will respond to these changes. The key issue that gave problem-mote to this autobiographical report sets up as follows: To what extent the lack of supervision is reflected in the career and in the quality of the teaching profession and performance of functions held? The report is composed of three movements, found from a simile of a musical nature. In the first movement are clarified issues of affective , evaluative and pedagogical nature, around the period of the beginning of the career , without having initial training for the subject of enunciation to be prepared to face the reality of the School and Education in Portugal. The second movement discusses progress to respective professional and legal norms that support it. In the third movement are portrayed emerging challenges on behalf of a new utopia. This due to constant changes in education policy that schools / teachers were and are now subject to in recent years , particularly in terms of management and schools autonomy, teacher evaluation and curriculum change. Due to this effort of self-analysis there is the awareness of the importance of supervision as promoter force of changing teaching practices, as a result of personal and professional development.
Date of AwardSept 2012
Original languagePortuguese
Awarding Institution
  • Universidade Católica Portuguesa
SupervisorMaria do Céu Roldão (Supervisor)


  • Pedagogical supervision
  • Professional development
  • Lack of supervision
  • Professionalism
  • Assessment
  • Curriculum
  • Affectivity
  • Didactic


  • Mestrado em Ciências da Educação

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