Teals - Teacher Education and Applied Language Studies
TEALS team

Description of the Research Group

This  research group works within the area of teacher education (covering primary/basic, secondary and tertiary education in Portugal) and provides “add-on value” to CETAPS in terms of research in the field of social and human sciences.


 

Traditionally, this type of research is delimited by its connection to a specific department or faculty, whether based in modern languages or education sciences. CETAPS/TEALS can develop important activities in the specific area of teacher education since many teachers in both faculties (FCSH and FLP) have been working within the pre-service and in-service teacher programmes offered to graduates of “first cycle” courses.

MA courses associated to this research group – the Master in Teacher Education (for pre-service teachers) and the Master of Arts in Teaching EFL (for in-service teachers) – imply there is a commitment to original research and production of data-driven knowledge. This applies to the teaching staff as well as the student/in-service teachers, the latter more specifically in a non-optional classroom based action research element as part of their assessed work.

In addition, our foreign language assistants (leitores) have been largely omitted from research activities within their faculties, departments and research units. They are, without doubt, committed teachers and colleagues who joined CETAPS so as to help enlarge the scope of its activities, in a new domain which is deeply significant in relation to the long term future of post-graduate studies in both Lisbon and Porto.

The group has been enlarged recently with many PhD scholars from very different national institutions (both from Polytechnics and Universities), which constitutes an additional value to the diversity of our studies on TEFL mainly.
The group has now redesigned its main research areas towards international projects in TEFL and in FLT for the near future.

DESCRIPTION

  • This research group works within the area of teacher education (covering primary/basic, secondary and tertiary education in Portugal) and provides “add-on value” to CETAPS in terms of research in the field of social and human sciences.
  • Traditionally, this type of research is delimited by its connection to a specific department or faculty, whether based in modern languages or education sciences. CETAPS/TEALS can develop important activities in the specific area of teacher education since many teachers in both faculties (FCSH and FLP) have been working within the pre-service and in-service teacher programmes offered to graduates of “first cycle” courses.
  • MA courses associated to this research group – the Master in Teacher Education (for pre-service teachers) and the Master of Arts in Teaching EFL (for in-service teachers) - imply there is a commitment to original research and production of data-driven knowledge. This applies to the teaching staff as well as the student/in-service teachers, the latter more specifically in a non-optional classroom based action research element as part of their assessed work.
  • In addition, our foreign language assistants (leitores) have been largely omitted from research activities within their faculties, departments and research units. They are, without doubt, committed teachers and colleagues who joined CETAPS so as to help enlarge the scope of its activities, in a new domain which is deeply significant in relation to the long term future of post-graduate studies in both Lisbon and Porto.
  • The group has been enlarged recently with many PhD scholars from very different national institutions (both from Polytechnics and Universities), which constitutes an additional value to the diversity of our studies on TEFL mainly.
    The group has now redesigned its main research areas towards international projects in TEFL and in FLT for the near future.

STRUCTURE OF THE RESEARCH GROUP

  • TEALS members combine research with lecturing (at either University or Polytechnic levels). Researchers share an academic background in linguistic, literary or cultural studies. Within this shared general background, their diverse doctoral specialization topics allow for complementarity and multi perspectivism.
  • TEALS is to see its scientific activity expand to a significant degree. This can be noted in its increased number of researchers, in their academic progression, in the broadening of international cooperation networks, in activities carried out in cooperation with the larger community and in the vitality of its main instruments for scientific dissemination.

 

JUSTIFICATION

  • A new research group working within the area of teacher education (covering primary/basic, secondary and tertiary education in Portugal) could provide “add-on value” to CETAPS in terms of research in the field of social and human sciences.
  • Traditionally, this type of research is delimited by its connection to a specific department or faculty, whether based in modern languages or education sciences. We believe that a Centre like CETAPS can develop important activities in the specific area of teacher education since many teachers in both faculties (FCSH and FLP) have been working within the pre-service and in-service teacher programmes offered to graduates of “first cycle” courses.
  • The recently acquired status of “Master in Teacher Education” associated with the above mentioned programmes implies there should be a commitment to original research and production of data-driven knowledge. This applies to the teaching staff as well as the student/in-service teachers, the latter more specifically in a non-optional classroom based action research element as part of their assessed work.
  • In addition, our foreign language assistants (leitores) have been largely omitted from research activities within their faculties, departments and research units. They are, without doubt, committed teachers and colleagues who want to join CETAPS so as to help enlarge the scope of its activities, in a new domain which is deeply significant in relation to the long term future of post-graduate studies in both Lisbon and Porto.
  • A new research group working within the area of teacher education (covering primary/basic, secondary and tertiary education in Portugal) could provide “add-on value” to CETAPS in terms of research in the field of social and human sciences.
  • Traditionally, this type of research is delimited by its connection to a specific department or faculty, whether based in modern languages or education sciences. We believe that a Centre like CETAPS can develop important activities in the specific area of teacher education since many teachers in both faculties (FCSH and FLP) have been working within the pre-service and in-service teacher programmes offered to graduates of “first cycle” courses.
  • The recently acquired status of “Master in Teacher Education” associated with the above mentioned programmes implies there should be a commitment to original research and production of data-driven knowledge. This applies to the teaching staff as well as the student/in-service teachers, the latter more specifically in a non-optional classroom based action research element as part of their assessed work.
  • In addition, our foreign language assistants (leitores) have been largely omitted from research activities within their faculties, departments and research units. They are, without doubt, committed teachers and colleagues who want to join CETAPS so as to help enlarge the scope of its activities, in a new domain which is deeply significant in relation to the long term future of post-graduate studies in both Lisbon and Porto.

AIMS OF THE RESEARCH GROUP

  • To promote quality research activities in teacher education in Portugal;
  • To create teams to conduct parallel research strands in Lisbon and Porto;
  • To engage with student/in-service teachers in academically informed and focussed classroom based action research projects, to the benefit of the student/in-service teachers, the faculty staff and the host schools;
  • To organize regular conferences in Lisbon and Porto with specially invited overseas speakers alongside unit members;
  • To encourage the production of articles for publication based on student teachers’ final reports and in-service teachers Final Project Work (Trabalho de Projecto), according to norms defined within CETAPS;
  • To publicise the activities and research findings of the unit through regular attendance at local and international conferences;
  • To explore possible international links with like-minded faculty members throughout Europe, making use of existing staff contacts;
  • To support teachers in practice to adapt to the changing needs of their profession.
  • To create new research projects with a strong impact on TEFL and internationally linked.

RESEARCH TOPICS

  • Action research in teacher education (particularly that initiated by student/in-service teachers)
  • Assessment and evaluation – learners and learning
  • Cooperative development in teacher education as a framework for supporting student/in-service teachers
  • Developing CLIL in primary English language teaching
  • Development of writing skills
  • E-learning and Teacher Education
  • E-learning at tertiary level
  • English pronunciation
  • Initial and further teacher development for primary English language teachers
  • Intercultural education and (intercultural) citizenship education
  • Models for Teacher Education at Master’s level
  • Reflective practice in Teacher Education
  • Supervision of student-teachers (role of the supervisor; peer feedback on observed lessons)
  • Teacher assessment and evaluation
  • Teaching English to young learners
  • Teaching translation and developing competencies for translators (including assessment of translator competencies)
  • Transition from 1º to 2º ciclo (attitudes, content, evaluation)
  • Translation, Interpreting and Paratranslational Language Studies
  • Using debating to promote speaking

JOURNALS

This e-journal is sponsored by CETAPS (The Centre for English, Translation and Anglo-Portuguese Studies) with a view to providing a forum for the publication of papers which reflect the wide range of scientific perspectives included within the study of English. Articles of a diverse nature, especially those associated with the research sub-unit denominated TEALS (the Teaching of English and Applied Language Studies), will be the mainstay of the journal.

Also available at:

http://www.degruyter.com/view/j/eteals?format=INT&rskey=1RHWVb


 

CleleJournal.org - Children's Literature in English Language Education

http://clelejournal.org

Children's Literature in English Language Education (CLELEjournal), edited by Janice Bland, Christiane Lütge and Sandie Mourão

PROJECTS

Petallproject

Pan European Task-based Activities for Language Learning

Coordinator: Dr António Lopes (Algarve University)


C4C – CLIL for Children

Um projeto da UE para professores do 1º ciclo financiado pelo programa Erasmus+

Coordinator: Dr Margarida Morgado (Instituto Politécnico de Castelo Branco - Escola Superior de Educação)

Comissão Consultiva: Carlos Ceia (...)

Site oficial: http://www.clil4children.eu

OBJETIVOS

C4C levará a cabo as seguintes atividades de investigação:

  • um estudo sobre o estado da arte sobre CLIL no primeiro ciclo, boas práticas e dificuldades sentidas pelos professores;
  • uma revisão de Open and Educational Resources (OERs)/ Recursos Educativos de Acesso Livre para CLIL, na web, que possam ser usados no 1º ciclo.

Com base nos resultados do estudo e da revisão de OERs, o projeto desenvolverá os seguintes produtos:

Linhas de orientação sobre o desenvolvimento e uso de CLIL no 1º ciclo

  • um conjunto de recursos e materiais CLIL materiais e planos de aula para ensinar Estudo do Meio e Matemática em inglês no 1º ciclo
  • um Guia sobre estes tópicos
  • um E-curso (curso em linha) para professores sobre como utilizar a metodologia CLIL no 1º ciclo.

Os números previstos pelo projeto são de informação de cerca de 59.000 participantes dos grupos alvo sobre o projeto C4C e de envolvimento de cerca de 700 professores e 2.000 alunos, a diversos níveis.

 

POST-DOCTORAL STUDENTS/PROJECTS

  • Ana Catarina Leiria de Mendonça Coutinho de Castro: Referência da bolsa: SFRH/BPD/117672/2016; Ciências da Educação; co-orientada pelo Doutor António Lopes (Universidade do Algarve); título:Novas abordagens para a aprendizagem de línguas: o papel da formação na recetividade de futuros professores de inglês à inovação pedagógica” (Setembro de 2017-Setembro de 2020)
  • Alexei José Esteves Xavier: “Management education to study in Brazil, Portugal and England, with a variant of the English language” (CETAPS/FCSH, 2016).

 

PhD-STUDENTS/PROJECTS

 

SUPERVISOR: PROFESSOR CARLOS CEIA

Concluded PhDs

  1. Mioara Caragea, “A leitura da história nos romances de José Saramago”, (Universidade de Bucareste-Roménia), defendida em Bucareste em 2003.
  2. Fernanda Oliveira, “O Ensino da Literatura em Portugal”, em colaboração com a Universidade de Lille 3, e co-orientação com o Professor Yves Reuter (França), concluída em 2004.
  3. Ana Matos, “Literary texts: a passage to intercultural learning in FL education”, em co-orientação com o Prof. Doutor Michael Byram, University of Durham, Inglaterra. Defendida na FCSH/UNL, em Dezembro de 2007.
  4. Ricardo Marques, “A intertextualidade na poesia de Nuno Júdice”, na área científica dos Estudos Portugueses, Defendida na FCSH/UNL, em Junho de 2010.
  5. Rita Baleiro: “A Literacia de Leitura do Texto Literário na Universidade – A Formação do Leitor e a Produção Escrita dos alunos da Licenciatura em Línguas e Literaturas Modernas, variante Estudos Portugueses e Ingleses da Universidade do Algarve”, na área científica dos Estudos Anglo-Portugueses Defendida na FCSH/UNL, Julho 2011.
  6. Sónia Pacheco: “A Textualidade e as TIC no Ensino Pré-Escolar: a interpretação de texto e as narrativas digitais”, Doutoramento em Ciências da Educação, Dezembro 2013.
  7. Deolinda Simões Marques: “Teaching of English as a Second Language for Specific Purposes to Engineering Students in Portugal - The Fine Points in Teaching English for Specific Purposes to Engineering Students in Portugal”, na área de Línguas, Literaturas e Culturas, especialidade em Didáctica de Línguas Estrangeiras. (15 Maio 2014).
  8. Catarina Castro (co-orientação com Paulo Osório): “Manuais para o ensino do Português como Língua Estrangeira: Uma proposta de aprendizagem baseada em tarefas”, Doutoramento em Línguas, Literaturas e Culturas, especialidade em Didáctica de Línguas Estrangeiras, Julho de 2015.
  9. Ana Maria dos Santos Martins, “A Literacia da Informação no Ensino Básico (1ª Ciclo): Modelos e Práticas Actuais”, Doutoramento em Ciências da Educação, Outubro de 2015.
  10. Carolyn E. Leslie: “Peer to Peer Interactions and Learning Behavious in Cohesive and Less Cohesive Groups in the L2 Classroom”, Doutoramento na área da Línguas, Literaturas e Culturas, especialidade em Didáctica de Línguas Estrangeiras, Março 2016.

Current PhDs students/projects:

  1. Abdel Larbi: "As Metamorfoses do pensamento existencialista na literatura contemporânea: o impacto do existencialismo literário francês em Vergilio Ferreira (Portugal), Mahmoud Messadi (Tunisia), Ali Bader (Iraque) e João Melo (Angola)”, na área de Doutoramento em Línguas, Literaturas e Culturas (2010).
  2. Isabel Gandum: "A transposição didática das ações do PNEP no 1º CEB”, Doutoramento em Ciências da Educação (2010-).
  3. Ana Sofia Antunes de Carvalho: “O Inglês de Negócios aplicado à contabilidade: de global a BELF”, Doutoramento em Línguas, Literaturas e Culturas, especialidade de Didáctica das Línguas Estrangeiras, Novembro de 2013.
  4. Cristina de Jesus Espiguinha Dias (co-orientação com António Cândido Franco): «A Alma Universal sob a Libertação da Escrita. Demonstração Teórico-prática da Unidade de Sentido da Obra Literária Édita e Inédita de Natália Correia”, doutoramento em Literatura, Universidade de Évora, 2013-
  5. Sandra Maria Freitas Cardoso Amaral: “Inglês para fins militares: desenvolvendo as competências linguísticas necessárias para o sucesso das missões”, Doutoramento em Ciências da Educação, 2014.
  6. Rúben Tiago Medronho Constantino Correia, “Can We Speak? – Approaching Oral Proficiency in the EFL classroom”, Doutoramento na área da Línguas, Literaturas e Culturas, especialidade em Didáctica de Línguas Estrangeiras.
  7. Ivone Soares Leandro de Carvalho, “Integração de tecnologias móveis no ensino de língua inglesa segundo modelo flipped learning”, Doutoramento em Ciências da Educação, FCSH/UNL.
  8. Nivalda Mércia de Oliveira, “O Currículo e as Redes Sociais Online: Velhos Currículos e Novas Tecnologias dando suporte ao Ensino-aprendizagem em sala de aula”, Doutoramento em Ciências da Educação, FCSH/UNL.
  9. Miguel Gullander: “Portuguese literature - Travel writing by Carl Israel Ruders - Travels in Portugal”, Department of Linguistics and Modern Languages, University of South Africa, 2015-.
  10. Licínio Luís Narciso de Moreira, “A Didáctica da Ortografia no 1º Ciclo do Ensino Secundário em Angola”, Doutoramento em Línguas, Literaturas e Culturas, especialidade de Didáctica das Línguas Estrangeiras, 2015.
  11. Pedro Santa Maria de Abreu, “A Representação Grotesca do Poder em As Naus, de António Lobo Antunes, a partir do romance esperpéntico Tirano Banderas, de Valle-Inclán”, Doutoramento em Línguas, Literaturas e Culturas, especialidade de Estudos Literários Comparados, FCSH, Junho/Julho de 2016.
  12. Rima Jay Prakash: “Bridging Ideas of Best Practice in Gifted Education and Language Learning in English as a Foreign Language in Portugal”, Doutoramento em Ciências da Educação, ….
  13. Rodrigo Nunes Ramos: "Experimentalismo e Metabiografias: Histórias da História na Ficção de Peter Ackroyd, David Lodge e Mário Cláudio”, na especialidade de Estudos Literários Comparados, do Doutoramento em Literaturas e Culturas Modernas, FCSH.
  14. Maria do Rosário Andorinha Silva, Doutoramento em Didáctica das Línguas, FCSH/Universidade Aberta.
  15. Ana Lígia do Rosário Rego: “A Importância dos Materiais Interactivos no Ensino do Português Língua Não-Materna”, no âmbito do doutoramento em Didáctica das Línguas - Multilinguismo e Educação para a Cidadania Global, na especialidade de Ensino de Português Língua Estrangeira (LE/L2), FCSH/FCT/ISPA
  16. Jozanes Assunção Nunes, com o título: "Cursos De Letras no Centro da Arena Discursiva da Reforma Curricular: Entre as Determinações Legais e a Posição Responsiva dos Reestruturadores”. O projecto é orientado originalmente pela Professora Doutora Beth Brait e está inscrito no programa de Estudos Pós-Graduados em Linguística Aplicada e Estudos da Linguagem (LAEL da Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo/PUCSP).

 

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BOOKS PUBLISHED

 

Carlos Ceia: Que Alguém Somos? - O Ensino de Línguas Estrangeiras em Portugal, 2017. E-book, Escryptos, ISBN: 9789899534728

  Carlos Ceia: O Professor na Caverna de Platão: As Recentes Políticas para a Formação de Professores em Portugal e o Futuro da Profissão (Caleidoscópio, 2010)
    Carmen Muñoz, Luísa Araújo e Carlos Ceia, Aprender uma Segunda Língua, Fundação Francisco Manuel dos Santos, Porto Editora, Porto, 2011.
     

Ana Gonçalves Matos: Literary Texts and Intercultural Learning – Exploring New Directions, Series: Intercultural Studies and Foreign Language Learning – Volume 9, Peter Lang: Oxford, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, New York, Wien, 2012. ISBN 978-3-0343-0720-8 pb.ISBN 978-3-0353-0249-3 (eBook)

     

Carlos Ceia: The Profession of Teaching Literature: A Portuguese Professor Reflects on the Pedagogical GoalsA Profissão de Professor de Literatura, The Edwin Mellen Press, Lewiston, Queenston e Lampeter, 2013

     

The Internet (Resource Books for Teachers), by Scott Windeatt , David Hardisty , David Eastment, Oxford University Press (ebook) 2014

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES

 

 International Forum on English Language Teaching VI (Porto, 2013):

International Forum on English Language Teaching V: IFELT V Programme Oct 2011 (Porto, 2011)

International Forum on English Language Teaching IV (Porto, 2009)

International Forum on English Language Teaching III (Porto, 2008) 

TEFL – 6th International Conference on Teaching English as a Foreign Language (FCSH, Lisbon, 2016)

“Communication, culture and creativity in the ELT classroom”, 18-19 November 2016

Keynote speakers:

  • Jenefer Philp
  • Janice Blan
  • Libor Stepanek

TEFL – 5th International Conference on Teaching English as a Foreign Language (FCSH, Lisbon, 2014)

Keynote speakers:

  • David Little
  • Joan Turner
  • Neus Figueras Casanovas

  TEFL – 4th International Conference on Teaching English as a Foreign Language (FCSH, Lisbon, 2012)

Keynote speakers:

  • Michael Byram
  • Robert Lew
  • Brian Tomlinson
  • Hitomi Masuhara
  • María Luisa Pérez Cañado

TEFL – 3rd International Conference on Teaching English as a Foreign Language (FCSH, Lisbon, 2010)

 Keynote speakers:

  • Dick Allwright
  • Karen Risager
  • Patrick Hanks
  • Judith Hanks

TEFL – 2nd International Conference on Teaching English as a Foreign Language (FCSH, Lisbon, 2009)

Keynote speakers:

  • Do Coyle
  • Alison Phipps
  • Mary Spratt

TEFL – 1st International Conference on Teaching English as a Foreign Language (FCSH, Lisbon, 2008)

Keynote speaker:

  • Martin Dewey