Maria Helena Esteves

Maria Helena Esteves
University of Lisbon | UL · Institute of Geography and Territorial Planning

PhD

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Introduction
Professor at the Institute of Geography and Territorial Planning of the University of Lisbon and researcher at the Centre of Geographical Studies of the same university. Research areas - Geography education, initial and continuous teacher trainning , geographical skills and literacy. Other areas of research - human geography, urban geography, regional geography, geopolitics, sustainable development and gender equality in education.
Additional affiliations
January 2001 - present
University of Lisbon
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
Description
  • Curricular Units taught (Degree): Human and Urban Geography, Regional Geography, African Geography Curricular Units taught (Master) Geography Didactics and teaching Methods, Social Sciences Didactics, Fieldwork in Geography
January 2000 - present
University of Lisbon
Position
  • Research Assistant
Description
  • ZOE includes researchers with interests and expertise in three major thematic fields of geography: urban and regional dynamics; strategies and policies for urban and regional development; geographical thought, cartography and geo-literacy in Portugal.
Education
April 2007 - July 2007
University College London
Field of study
  • PhD Programme in Education
October 2005 - November 2010
University of Lisbon
Field of study
  • Geography Education
February 1999 - February 2002
University of Lisbon
Field of study
  • Human geography and environmental education

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Publications (53)
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In a rapidly changing world many teachers feel that school subjects are many times left behind and are even becoming obsolete when considering social chance and the evolution. We intend to show how certain school subjects more involved in approaching social issues can try to be a place of discussion and reflection for students in order to make them...
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This paper describes the experience of CHiSE Project in fostering significant learning in Higher education. For two weeks, a group of forty students coming from five European countries attended an Erasmus Intensive Program on cultural heritage and sustainability. This program included a set of teacher and student-centred activities, ranging from tr...
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The contribution of geography education to citizenship education is recognized by geography educators. Still, globalization created new territories and new ?borders? not always easy to cross?but they all exist and coexist giving new meanings to the idea of space appropriation. Geographical space has gained all these dimensions and can no longer be...
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Resumo: A investigação que se apresenta decorreu no âmbito de uma unidade curricular da licenciatura em Geografia no ano letivo de 2019/2020. Num momento particularmente importante da formação de jovens recém ingressados no ensino superior, a coordenação da Unidade curricular decidiu organizar um trabalho de investigação que permitisse aos jovens c...
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O artigo tem como objetivo analisar de que forma o Manual Escolar, como recurso material central do processo educativo, se tem adaptado às alterações curriculares introduzidas em Portugal com a publicação de nova legislação relacionada com as aprendizagens escolares e a formação integral dos/as alunos/as ao terminar a escolaridade obrigatória. Proc...
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As questões do desenvolvimento e sustentabilidade estão presentes na educação portuguesa desde as reformas curriculares dos anos 90 do século XX. Neste artigo analisa-se de que forma as temáticas aparecem nos documentos orientadores do ensino e da aprendizagem, assim como nos currículos escolares. Os programas escolares dos anos 90 são marcados pel...
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A igualdade de género é desde o ano letivo de 2018/2019 um tema de abordagem obrigatória no ensino Básico e Secundário em Portugal. Ocorre no âmbito da disciplina de Cidadania e Desenvolvimento e corresponde a uma nova disciplina escolar que emana da Estratégia Nacional de Educação para a Cidadania lançada em 2017. Este novo espaço de aprendizagem...
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The aim of this research is to analyze Geography teachers' views on textbook use in the classroom. Recent changes in the Portuguese national curriculum have brought additional demands both to teaching and learning. It was important to understand how textbook use in Geography classrooms is viewed in terms of assisting teachers to manage the new chal...
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Fieldwork in geography education is an important activity in terms of promoting the development of geographical knowledge and skills that go beyond school learning. The way this contact with the real world is done has evolved from the traditional school visit (fieldtrip) to models where students’ involvement is deeper representing the contribution...
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Fieldwork in geography education is an important activity in terms of promoting the development of geographical knowledge and skills that go beyond school learning. The way this contact with the real world is done has evolved from the traditional school visit (fieldtrip) to models where students' involvement is deeper representing the contribution...
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This research is related to the importance of introducing a gender approach in educational curricula. The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development has defined in its 4 th goal the need to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all. This means that educational systems should have in mind the n...
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Resumo A formação inicial de professores faz-se em diferentes países segundo modelos diversificados. A presente investigação parte da situação apresentada em termos de formação inicial de professores e procura encontrar pontos comuns e divergentes nos diferentes modelos de formação apresentados. Do mesmo modo, procurou-se compreender de que forma o...
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As Tecnologias de Informação e Comunicação (TIC) trouxeram aos professores novas possibilidades de exploração das temáticas escolares facilitando a construção de experiências de ensino/aprendizagem mais interessantes e motivadores e, principalmente, mais próximas dos interesses dos alunos. A investigação que se apresenta tem como objetivo compreend...
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Resumo As Tecnologias de Informação e Comunicação (TIC) trouxeram aos professores novas possibilidades de exploração das temáticas escolares facilitando a construção de experiências de ensino/ aprendizagem mais interessantes e motivadores e, principalmente, mais próximas dos interesses dos alunos. A investigação que se apresenta tem como objetivo c...
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Globalization has brought new challenges to schools and teachers in Europe. Present models of initial teachers’ training need to address new challenges in order to give teachers the skills to deal with complex issues in their scientific areas. This has been a concern to teacher programs and educators and it is reflected in the different models of t...
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The following research aims at analysing in a comparative study the models of initial teacher training in Geography in two universities (University of Lisbon, Portugal and State University of Ceará, Brazil) involved in pedagogical formation. In both countries initial teacher training is undergoing some key changes and it is important to understand...
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Resumo As Tecnologias de Informação e Comunicação (TIC) trouxeram aos professores novas possibilidades de exploração das temáticas escolares facilitando a construção de experiências de ensino/ aprendizagem mais interessantes e motivadores e, principalmente, mais próximas dos interesses dos alunos. A investigação que se apresenta tem como objetivo c...
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Resumo A investigação que se apresenta tem como objetivo analisar numa perspetiva comparativa os modelos de formação inicial de professores de Geografia em duas universidades (Lisboa e Ceará) que estão envolvidas na formação pedagógica de educadores. Num momento em que a formação inicial de professores se reformula nos dois países, importa compreen...
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A elaboração do relatório final no âmbito deste mestrado tem início a partir do 1.º semestre no âmbito da Unidade Curricular onde se inicia o contato com a escola como comunidade educativa. Mais ainda, sendo um mestrado bi disciplinar, este primeiro contato faz-se na perspetiva da História e na da Geografia segundo as leituras de cada área científi...
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The use of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) in Geography education is very important in terms of geographical skills development such as spatial literacy, the ability to recognize patterns and relations between geographical phenomena and to explore real-world problems. This paper analyses how Portuguese Geography Education (both in basic and...
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This paper addresses a demographic analysis of European population trying to understand how growth patterns have been changing in the last decades. The fact is that in Europe this phenomenon has spatial patterns that clearly differentiate the different European regions. In Geographical analyses it is important not only how the phenomena have a spec...
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O núcleo de investigação em História e ensino da geografia e da Cartografia do Centro de estudos geográficos da Universidade de Lisboa (HegeC, Ceg ­UL), em colaboração com o Centro de História de além ­Mar da Universidade nova de Lisboa e da Universidade dos açores (CHaM ­UnL e Uaç) e com a Biblioteca nacional de Portugal (BnP), organizou o iV simp...
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O núcleo de investigação em História e ensino da geografia e da Cartografia do Centro de estudos geográficos da Universidade de Lisboa (HegeC, Ceg ­UL), em colaboração com o Centro de História de além ­Mar da Universidade nova de Lisboa e da Universidade dos açores (CHaM ­UnL e Uaç) e com a Biblioteca nacional de Portugal (BnP), organizou o iV simp...
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This research aims at knowing how Geography teachers are involved in Citizenship education. Portuguese school geography presents itself as a particularly important subject in developing students’ awareness about many problems that concern societies worldwide. Thus, it was important to understand Geography teachers’ beliefs on the subject when they...
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O núcleo de investigação em História e ensino da geografia e da Cartografia do Centro de estudos geográficos da Universidade de Lisboa (HegeC, Ceg ­UL), em colaboração com o Centro de História de além ­Mar da Universidade nova de Lisboa e da Universidade dos açores (CHaM ­UnL e Uaç) e com a Biblioteca nacional de Portugal (BnP), organizou o iV simp...
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O trabalho de campo no ensino da Geografia: diferentes abordagens (texto de apoio). Conferencia de abertura.
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This paper presents the role of Geography Education in the Portuguese school system in what basic education is concerned. The curricular reform of 2001 introduced changes in the contents and methodology of school Geography that are briefly presented. This decade of curricular Reform was accompanied by important research both at Master and PhD Level...
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About 100 teachers participated in a study and helped to understand how new reforms are faced by those who work in the field, in the particular case of the discipline of geography. The study that was done with geography teachers after 10 years of national curriculum revealed many gaps in terms of what teachers are expected to do. Only recently, som...
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In this paper we present a brief analysis of urban demographic growth in Latin-America, in order to understand the nature of the process in recent years. According to United Nations statistics, the process of urbanization in Latin America has been remarkable in recent years (41% of its population lived in cities in 1950, in 2000 reached 78% and in...
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This paper addresses the contribution of school geography to citizenship education. This contribution happens both in geographical contents and learning strategies. It is recognised by teachers but it must be understood in the particular scope of geography teachers' perceptions. In a mixed methods research teachers were asked to present their views...
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RESUMO Este artigo procura apresentar um conjunto de reflexões sobre o potencial educativo da cidade na aprendizagem de competências de cidadania. A análise realiza-se no âmbito da disciplina de Geografia que é leccionada no ensino básico e que, de entre os vários temas abordados, inclui o estudo da cidade. Numa primeira parte apresentam-se alguns...
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In the last two decades Portuguese school geography has embraced the challenge of adapting to a changing world, evidenced by the Reform of the Educational System (Decree-Law No. 286/89 of 29 August) and the Basic Curriculum Reorganization (Decree-Law No. 6/2001 of 18 January). In the search for an education able to contribute to the formation of ac...
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Esta comunicação tem como objectivo apresentar um estudo realizado no âmbito de uma investigação de doutoramento, em que se procurou conhecer a situação dos professores de geografia no que se refere à sua formação profissional contínua. São duas as razões que levaram à necessidade de conhecer um pouco mais do percurso formativo dos professores: - o...
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This poster will analyse the work of the TISSNTE project (Teacher Induction: Supporting the Supporters of Novice Teachers in Europe) funded by the EU. The importance of the induction and support of new teachers to the profession is being increasingly recognised as a means of attracting and retaining teachers and of raising the standard of teaching...
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Este artigo, apresentado no âmbito do XVI Colóquio Internacional da AFIRSE, organizado pela secção portuguesa nos dias 21, 22 e 23 de Fevereiro de 2008, tem como objectivo apresentar a um público alargado de professores o projecto TISSNTE, vocacionado para o apoio àqueles professores responsáveis pela indução de professores em início de carreira. I...
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The present changes in Portuguese geography curriculum have raised several questions about teachers' practices. In fact, in the Portuguese context, there is little previous research in the area of how teachers adapt to curriculum reforms and reorganization; what they are doing in classrooms; what kind of information is being provided and how teache...
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TEACHING ABOUT THE CITY IN COMPULSORY SCHOOL. This paper aims at analysing the study of the city in today’s Geography programmes and some textbooks currently in use. The recent curricular reform in Geography has bought a new approach to the subject: the most important issue is now the development of essential skills, contrary to former programmes o...
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Este artigo aborda as preocupações ambientais dos estudantes do ensino básico e os efeitos que a educação ambiental está a produzir no universo escolar português. A educação ambiental tem contribuído para a formação de uma população ecologicamente consciente e a Geografia escolar, através dos temas que trabalha no 3º ciclo do Ensino Básico, tem lid...

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PHOENIX aims to provide answers to a set of issues triggered by the sustainability of retail-led regeneration initiatives promoted by new forms of urban governance widespread in European cities. Through a socio-critical perspective, a mix of qualitative and quantitative methods and a set of case studies, in the form of Urban Linving Labs, the project aims: i) to assess the potential of retail-led urban regeneration schemes for the economic and social revitalization of urban districts affected by the impacts of de-industrialization and the decentralization of retailing; ii) to identify the conditions that must be present in cities to ensure these initiatives can foster the resilience of commercial systems, increase urban liveability and contribute to the development of local vibrant communities; iii) to develop analytical tools to support the decision-making of public authorities and other relevant stakeholders involved in the implementation of retail-led urban regeneration projects.
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This project aims at: - analysing how Education (curricula, schools, classrooms, textbooks, and many other aspects of the educational system) is promoting Gender Equality in Education; We focus on: - Gender in the Curriculum (are general legislation and school curricula promoting equal treatment between men and women and between girls and boys and encouraging them to achieve their full potential?) - Gender in Textbooks (are learning materials promoting Gender-sensitive attitudes and non-stereotyped images of men and women?) - Role of Education in promoting Gender Equality (in society) - Examples of Good Practises in Promoting Gender Equality (in society through education) - other relevant topics (teacher training, ....)
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This project aims at researching the potential of ICT in Geography Education. It includes PhD research on the subject and also some teaching/learning experiences in Portugueses and Brazilian Schools.