Teatro musical como elemento transformador da comunidade educativa
: “Dar voz à esperança”

  • Sofia Filipa Moura Simões (Student)

Student thesis: Master's Thesis


This report, carried out within the scope of the Master's Course in Music Teaching, at the Escola de Artes do Centro Regional do Porto of the Universidade Católica Portuguesa, aims to share the learnings carried out during the Professional Practice (PP) throughout the academic year of 2021/2022, in the subjects of Singing and Vocal Ensemble Class, at the Academia de Música de Viana do Castelo (AMVC), as well as all the research related to the design, implementation and evaluation of the Pedagogical Intervention Project (PIP) entitled “Musical Theatre as a Transforming Element of the Educational Community – Giving a Voice to Hope”, implemented at Colégio do Minho (CM), in Viana do Castelo, a school with a pedagogical partnership with AMVC. AMVC is a vocational education school founded as an association in 1977, and CM is a private and cooperative educational establishment, founded in 1942. Both schools are located in the center of Viana do Castelo, and have pedagogical autonomy for teaching basic and secondary education. The PP presents a reflection on the development of the master's student throughout the academic year, namely with regard to the acquisition of professional, organizational and behavioral skills, in the performance of different tasks at AMVC. The PIP presents an investigation of a qualitative nature, using qualitative and quantitative instruments in the collection of data, which aimed to problematize the areas of Arts Education and Education for Citizenship, starting from the reflection on a project whose theme is the use of Musical Theatre as a teaching-learning tool for the development of content related to the domains of Human Rights and Mental Health, simultaneously strengthening the students' learning within the scope of the musical theatre and the aforementioned contents. The participants were four classes of the 1st cycle (1CEB), from the 1st to the 4th year of schooling, the Singing Class (CC), as well as several teachers and elements of the headmaster's office and coordination in the CM. The data collection instruments included audiovisual recordings, participant observation, surveys of CC students and the audience of the shows, collection of opinions from representatives of various entities, and interviews with 1CEB students, teachers and coordinators involved, and the pedagogical headmaster of the CM. The results obtained showed the positive effects of a project that was based on artistic practices and proved to be an instrument that facilitated the dissemination of values and promoted the global development of students. It was concluded that the perceptions of the school community allowed us to understand that projects like this could constitute a factor of personal, social, artistic and aesthetic development, being essential to continue to promote such initiatives that predispose to the change of values and attitudes and help to combat practices of social inequality.
Date of Award19 Dec 2022
Original languagePortuguese
Awarding Institution
  • Universidade Católica Portuguesa
SupervisorSofia Serra (Supervisor)


  • Musical theatre
  • Citizenship and development
  • Interdisciplinarity
  • Domains of curricular autonomy
  • Human rights / Children's rights
  • Mental health


  • Mestrado em Ensino da Música

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