Ana Paula Silva holds a PhD in History and Philosophy of Sciences (2008), Universidade Nova de Lisboa, she is qualified in Sciences of Education by the Open University (1992). She is a teacher trainer certified by CCFCP (1998) in areas such as educational innovation and action research and a docent at the Institute of Education/Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias.
She was a High School Teacher (1987-2014) and started to teach in Higher Education (2009-2014) at ESE Almeida Garrett, where she directed the master’s in sciences of education: School Administration, and Pedagogical Supervision and Training of Trainers. She is currently Deputy Director General and Pedagogical Director of the Faculdade Conhecimento e Ciência (Faculty of Knowledge and Science), Belém, Pará, Brazil.
She is an integrated research member of CeiED, where she was co-responsible for projects: European Policy Network on School Leadership (2011-2015) and Erasmus + School Leadership Toolkit for Accelerating Achievement (2014-2016). Currently she and coordinates Erasmus+ Stakeholders Together Adapting Ideas to Readjust Local Systems to Promote Inclusive Education, grant 604668-EPP-1_2018-1-HU-EPPKA3-IPI-SOC-IN, main agreement number 2018-38442/001-001 (2019-2022); e Erasmus+, Pedagogy and Practice, grant 2018-1-UK01-KA201-048068 (2018-2020).
Areas of academic and scientific interest
- Education: educational leadership, teacher wellbeing, spiritual intelligence, teacher training, learning, project work methodology, educational innovation, action research.
- History and Philosophy of Science and Technology: electricity, communication networks, processes of globalization.