Sustentabilidade social no desin gráfico
: estudo sobre uma educação para a sustentabilidade social no ensino profissional

  • Sara Raquel Ribeiro Lopes (Student)

Student thesis: Master's Thesis


In a so-called contemporary era, and in the context of vocational education and training, aimed by this work research, students suffer an identity crisis, in what concerns culture, society, personality and an excessive individualistic character. In the socializing process, we try to intervene in order to increase students’ awareness and promote the use of Graphic Design as a social tool. We think it is important to allow students to reach a new level of knowledge as fully integrated members of school, as future professionals and, essentially, as individuals with solid and coherent values. Vocational and artistic training aims the insertion of students, guiding them for integration and relationship evolution with teachers and other students. Thus, and together with Graphic Design ethical and aesthetic concerns, they widen their technical, ethical and social development. Any professional in Design area should always be concerned about taking the best options while searching for solutions, namely searching for the other, for the knowledge that he, or she, will share and that will make the difference between success or failure of their work. When Graphic Design, vocational training and social sustainability are united, then we, as teachers, will have all the potential to educate and train youths who are concerned and interested in doing their share, becoming accomplished and harmonious human beings.
Date of Award9 Jul 2013
Original languagePortuguese
Awarding Institution
  • Universidade Católica Portuguesa
SupervisorMaria Helena Cardoso Palhinha (Supervisor)


  • Visual arts
  • Social sustainability
  • Vocational training
  • Creativity
  • Graphic design


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

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