Uma trajetória profissional
: percurso de uma vida

  • Ana Isabel Barreto Costa e Afonso Vigário (Student)

Student thesis: Master's Thesis


The present report was prepared within the Master of Science in Education - Specialization in Educational Supervision and Evaluation of Teachers of the Catholic University of Porto. Intended as a reflection theoretically founded on the construction of my professional identity over twenty-seven years, a period during which I assumed a variety of functions in the service of a same school, a private and cooperative one. This study came out in a moment of crisis and as a consequence of the deep need to understand the meaning of this process, diagnose weaknesses and conceive the future, in professional and organizational terms. Reviewing my career, in an autoscopic perspective, it was possible to distinguish four key moments in the construction of my professional identity: the trajectory pre-professional period; the beginning of a teaching career in the service of the institution (1984/1990); the stabilization (1991/2007) and the crisis (2008/2011), The last part of the work was devoted to conclusions and prospective considerations. This final reflection was structured around three axes of analysis: models of school, teaching and training underlying my professional career, the role of school in the shaping of my professionalism; perspectives of professional and organizational development.
Date of Award2013
Original languagePortuguese
Awarding Institution
  • Universidade Católica Portuguesa
SupervisorMaria do Céu Roldão (Supervisor)


  • Teaching
  • Training
  • Reflexivity
  • Supervision
  • Evaluation
  • Leadership
  • Improvement
  • Organizational development


  • Mestrado em Ciências da Educação

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