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Teaching of Philosophy in Secondary Education

 2nd Cycle Degree     Departamento Comunicação, Filosofia e Política [Portuguese]

Study plan/Branches   Teaching of Philosophy in Secondary Education
DGES code
CNAEF classification 145 | Decree no. 256/2005 [PT]
Publication in the Portuguese Official Gazette Order no. 14634/2015 - DR 2nd series, no. 241, 10 December [PT]
Assessment/Accreditation/Registration A3ES Accreditation, 23-09-2015
Self-assessment Report
Initial registry: R/A-Ef 1338/2011 de 18-03-2011
Changes registry: R/A-Ef 1338/2011/AL01 de 16-10-2015
Mode of study Daytime
ECTS 120
Other information Calendário das Provas

General Access Regime  

Admission Requirements
Vacancies 10 (2020)


Profile of the programme The 2.º Cycle in Education of Philosophy in Secondary School is destined to confer the professional qualification for the teaching of Philosophy in Secondary School
This cycle of studies aims at the acquisition/consolidation/incorporation of scientific, pedagogical and deontological abilities necessary to the exercise of the teaching function in Teaching of the Philosophy, aiming an adjusted formation, capable to answer to the diverse challenges of the school reality
Key learning outcomes - To endow the student with scientific, methodologic and didactic instruments that allow him to promote a qualified education, adjusted, capable to produce significative learning. - To incorporate the scientific-pedagogical component in the professional practice. - To stimulate the development of a professional with adequate profile that, having in account the guidelines of the National Educative Politics and the contributs of the Educational Inquiry, either capable of adapting it to the social, cultural that pertains to school contexts where it acts, in the respect for the inherent deontological requirements to teaching
- To foment the understanding of the teaching as a global and integrated activity, reflecting on the participation in the school and the relation with the community
- To detach the importance of the professional development throughout the life, being founded in a project of permanent capable formation.
Occupational profiles of graduates Teacher of Philosophy in Secondary School.
Learning facilities 1. Classrooms equipped with audiovisuels, reserved room of didactic materials, spaces for: tutorial education, individual study and working groups.
2. Laboratories of computer science modernly equipped.
3. Central library.
4. Center of Resources of Education and Learning.
5. Services of CIUBI: accounts of access, electronic post office, personal area, lodging of pages web, net wireless, platform of e-learning, printing, access VPN, solutions of software, administration of domains, among others.
6. Institute of Practical Philosophy.
7. Secondary schools with protocol signed with the UBI for accomplishment of pedagogical training.
Requirements and regulations (assessment and graduation) UBI Regulations [PT]

Departamento de Comunicação, Filosofia e Política

Rua Marquês D'Ávila e Bolama
6201-001 Covilhã
275 242 024

Course Coordinator(s)

 [Ficheiro Local]
Course Director
José António Duarte Domingues
 [Ficheiro Local]
Mobility coordinator
Ana Leonor Serra Morais dos Santos


Scientific Committee
José António Duarte Domingues
Ana Leonor Serra Morais dos Santos
André Barata Nascimento
David Geraldes Santos
José António Campelo de Sousa Amaral
José Maria da Silva Rosa
Sandra Carina Machado Guimarães

Pedagogical Coordination Committee
José António Duarte Domingues
Year Coordinators
José António Campelo de Sousa Amaral (2nd)
Year Representatives
Maria José de Matos Almas Rijo Monteiro de Sousa (2nd)

Recognition Committee
José António Duarte Domingues
Ana Leonor Serra Morais dos Santos
José António Campelo de Sousa Amaral
David Geraldes Santos
Note: The information contained in these pages does not relieve consultation of official documents. Last updated on: 2020-01-11

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