PhD students collect information for the project The language I use, the world I build
The PhD students in Education Maria Teresa Costa and Rosalina Lambo collected information in the scope of the project A língua que habito, o mundo que construo: ensino de língua portuguesa e desenvolvimento de competências em países da comunidade lusófona (PE-CEIED-3/001/2022). The PhD students, members of the research team, visited a public school in the province of Luanda, Angola, where they contacted the headmaster, the Portuguese language teachers, the area coordinator and secondary school students. The information gathering consisted in the application of a Critical Thinking Test to grade 12 secondary school students and the invitation to the LP teachers to participate in the remaining stages of the research.
The project aims at understanding the role of the Portuguese language in the development of competences. To this end, three case studies are being carried out in secondary schools in Angola, Brazil and Portugal. The aim is to draw a parallel between curriculum guidelines, pedagogical practices and evidence of learning a set of skills, with emphasis on critical thinking. The project also includes a study using EEG (electroencephalography) data to explore the relationship between language and the cognitive activity of interpretation, related to critical thinking.
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