Utilização do Wiki na disciplina de inglês
: um estudo de caso

  • Francisco António Silva Silva (Student)

Student thesis: Master's Thesis


The English language allows users to communicate with anyone, in any place or situation, opening many doors in the job market. Although regarded as a 'difficult' language, through a collaborative and communicative methodology, within and outside the school context, the process of learning as a second language, it is motivating and easier, enabling change in teaching methodologies in a practical way and accessible. The Wiki as a platform that combines other Web 2.0 tools, allows the construction of knowledge and enhances a great amount of technological and audio-visual resources; as a pedagogical tool, allows us to incorporate the work done by the students, in pairs or in groups, revealing the skills acquired through activities done; makes it easy to think critically in relation to the curriculum process by providing all students the opportunity to express their opinions, answer questions or become engaged in order to widen their horizons. This study is a qualitative research in the form of case study, which aims to reflect and assess, from the students perspective, the potentiality and disadvantages of introducing the Wiki tool in collaborative learning process in the English class, as Foreign Language. What is proposed in this research is to present data on the effectiveness of the application of the Wiki in a collaborative context in the classroom, due to the poor dissemination of researches in this area. The educational intervention was conducted in a class of the 8th grade, in an educational context. In a constructivist perspective, the Wiki tool was used by the group of students who worked in a common project involving the creation of one or more types of artefacts. The results obtained demonstrated the potentiality of the Web 2.0 tools and the wiki made possible that oral and written skills of learners had improved and they have developed their collaborative skills. The approach with the Wiki, in relation to the process of learning English, had revealed a great involvement and interaction between students and the construction of their own knowledge, making them aware of their own evolution in the learning process. Consequently, the data supports the conclusion that Wiki technology brings great benefits to the students and can change their behaviour in these learning environments and, therefore, prepares students to work collaboratively in teams to interact in their future professional lives.
Date of Award20 Apr 2015
Original languagePortuguese
Awarding Institution
  • Universidade Católica Portuguesa
SupervisorAntónio Andrade (Supervisor)


  • ICT
  • Collaboration
  • Collaborative learning
  • Engagement
  • Motivation


  • Mestrado em Ciências da Educação

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