Telma Kidy da Conceição Tavares

Biographical note

Telma Kidy da Conceição Tavares, PhD student in Education at the Lusófona University of Humanities and Technologies of Lisbon, is developing a project which aims to improve children’s safety on the Internet by teaching cybersecurity procedures through educational digital games. The project will be developed in primary school institutions in Angola, incorporating digital games as didactic tools.

Master in “Information Security and Cyberspace Law”, by IST- Instituto Superior Técnico de Lisboa-Portugal, she is an assistant teacher at the Technical University of Angola (UTANGA) and a Cybersecurity consultant at the development core of educational digital games at the Methodist University of Angola.

Founder of the project “Kandengues Seguros na Net”, she has developed, in partnership with Angolan organisations, awareness raising actions on children’s safety and the risks associated with Internet use.

Areas of academic and scientific interest

  • Digital technologies in multidisciplinary teaching.
  • Socio-constructivist pedagogical methodologies in children learning.
  • Collaborative learning and social development.
  • Educational digital technologies in classroom teaching.
  • Active teaching and learning methods.

PhD project

Desenvolvimento de jogos digitais educativos para o ensino de cibersegurança em instituições escolares
Dulce Maria Franco

Present work is part of a project under development, from which it is intended to improve the safety of children on the internet by teaching cybersecurity concepts through digital educational games. This investigation is intended to be carried out in the classroom, in the curricular component, Introduction to Informatics, through the application of a module on “internet security”. For its pursuit, three methodologies that present a tendency in education will be employed, hybrid teaching (integration of digital technologies in classroom teaching, blended learning), socio-constructivist learning (obtaining knowledge through personal observations and experiences) and collaborative learning (integration and active participation of students in courses, lectures and training). The union of these methodologies, confront the traditional ideals of education, giving students the main role for the construction of their learning.