Ana Paula Silva


Biographical Note

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). And she is a teacher trainer certified by CCFCP (1998) in areas such as educational innovation and action research.

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 an Invited Professor at the Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias/IE (Lusophone University of Humanities and Technologies, Institute of Education); 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).


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.