Education Project

Title: IMproving instructional Practice through Argument-based Classroom Teaching (IMPACT)

PI: Chrysi Rapanta

Members: Dilar Encarnação dos Santos Cascalheira; Beatriz Gil

Project description

The project is aimed at developing and thoroughly evaluating argumentation-based pedagogical tools together with middle-grades school educators in diverse disciplines. The rationale is to understand what and how is actually said and done in the classroom, and after carefully analyzing it, to help teachers re-construct it in ways that it can promote argumentative practices and subsequently better informed and justified learning. Through a systematic observation, analysis, and training, the participant teachers are closely supported and assessed in their implementation of argumentative practices in their classrooms. At the same time, approximately 200 students have been also indirectly (through the teachers) supported, resulting in an improvement of their argumentation skills.

Entities involved:

  1. Escola Secundária da Rainha Dona Amélia (ESRDA), Lisbon (public school)
  2. Escola Secundária Pedro Nunes (EPN), Lisbon (public school)
  3. Colégio São Tomás (CST), Lisbon (private school)

Concluded intervention activities (as of December 2017)

  • June 2016: two informative sessions at two of the three schools (ESRDA & CST); a third informative session (EPN) took place in September, together with a kick-off meeting with the participant teachers (in total, ten from all the three schools).
  • July-December 2016: non-participant classroom observations (approximately 80).
  • January 2017: personal interviews with each one of the teachers involved in the project defining their needs for their further involvement in the project. Seven of them decided to continue with being part of a teacher-training program in argumentation strategies.
  • January to May 2017: Teacher-training course in argumentation strategies accredited by the Ministry of Education (FCSH). Instructor: Chrysi Rapanta
  • March-May 2017: Individual design sessions provided to the teachers, either at the Institute or at the schools. A total of 40 hours of individual assistance was offered as part of the training and post-training phases.

Concluded research and dissemination activities (as of December 2017)

  • Application for national funding (FCT R&D Project). PI: Chrysi Rapanta
  • Application for international funding (Horizon 2020). PI: Fabrizio Macagno
  • Application for international funding (ERC Starting Grant). PI: Chrysi Rapanta
  • Invited talk at Cambridge University, Faculty of Education (June 2017)
  • Invited talk at Escola Secundária Dona Rainha Amélia (June 2017)
  • Co-authored article with one of the participant teachers
  • Workshop on “Learn to argue in science education” facilitated by the PI as part of the Encontro Nacional de Educação em Ciências (September 2017)

Current and future intervention activities

  • January-July 2018. Training course on Philosophical dialogue and Argumentation in the classroom (NOVA FCSH). Instructors: Chrysi Rapanta and Dina Mendonça.
  • October 2017 – October 2018. Data collection at Escola da Castanheira do Ribatejo for the project titled “The argumentative competence of children with Portuguese as an Additional Language in the primary school”. PI: Adriana Rosa Ramos.

Current and future research and dissemination activities

  • September 2018. Organization of a panel on pragmatic models of argumentation and education at the Congresso internacional de filosofia organized by the Portuguese Society of Philosophy.

Events

All Events

Political Identity on the Threshold

EPLAB International Conference in Political Theory

September 10, 2018

Ciclo temático "Leituras críticas sobre a experiência da cidade" | Sessão IX: Susana Duarte e Maria Filomena Molder

CultureLab | Arte, Crítica e Experiência Estética

July 05, 2018

Book Launch: Schizophrenia and Common Sense: explaining the relation between madness and social values with Thomas Fuchs

Schizophrenia and Common Sense: explaining the relation between madness and…

June 25, 2018

O Euro e a soberania económica

Conferência internacional

June 22, 2018

Workshop: Misunderstanding, disagreement, manipulation

The idea of the workshop is to explore the blurred…

June 22, 2018

Ethics and Political Theory Reading Group

Giovanni Damele, "Another Italian thought: elite theory and political realism"

June 21, 2018

Art of Living / Art of Dying: Philosophical and Literary Perspectives

International Conference

June 21, 2018

Katharina Stevens, 18 June 2018, 14h

ArgLab Research Colloquium | "Argument-Design through Role-Taking"

June 18, 2018

Seminário “Figuras da Subjectividade na Filosofia e na Literatura” | 9ª Sessão: Ana Falcato

CultureLab | Questões de Subjectividade: Filosofia e Literatura

June 06, 2018

Ciclo temático "Leituras críticas sobre a experiência da cidade" | Sessão Especial "Double Bill: Apropos London"

CultureLab | Arte, Crítica e Experiência Estética

June 04, 2018

Workshop: Communication and metaphors for health. An educational challenge

The workshop discusses the importance of communication and metaphors in…

June 01, 2018

Inês Hipólito, 30th May 11:00 - 12:00

Lisbon Mind & Reasoning RIP Seminar |"Perception as Cognition: Beyond…

May 30, 2018

International Symposium Cinema and Philosophy: Critical May 68

CineLab | IFILNOVA - FCSH / PhD Research Project of…

May 29, 2018

Ciclo temático "Leituras críticas sobre a experiência da cidade" | Sessão VIII: Ana Mira e Susana Ventura

CultureLab | Arte, Crítica e Experiência Estética

May 29, 2018

Dima Mohammed, 28 May 2018, 16h

ArgLab Research Colloquium | "Proposals for the examination of networked…

May 28, 2018

Ethics and Political Theory Reading Group

Erich Rast, "Value Disagreement and Two Aspects of Meaning"

May 24, 2018

Seminário Nietzsche | Anthony Jensen

CultureLab | Lisbon Nietzsche Group

May 23, 2018

Seminário “Figuras da Subjectividade na Filosofia e na Literatura” | 8ª Sessão: Antonio Moretti

CultureLab | Questões de Subjectividade: Filosofia e Literatura

May 16, 2018

Jakob Krebs, 16 May, 15h to 16h

Lisbon Mind & Reasoning RIP Seminar |"Pictorial Models, Imagination, and…

May 16, 2018

Rules, normativity and values: revisiting the Kantian perspective and its critics

EpLab Conference

May 14, 2018

Mehmet Ali Üzelgün, 14 May 2018, 16h

ArgLab Research Colloquium | "Level, focus, and force of argumentative…

May 14, 2018

Ethics and Political Theory Reading Group

John Gibbons, "Things That Make Things Reasonable"

May 10, 2018

"The Phantasy-Subject: Phenomenology of Image and Aesthetic Experience"

International Workshop

May 09, 2018

EPLAB Masterclass Series

Santoni de Sio

May 04, 2018

Ciclo temático "Leituras críticas sobre a experiência da cidade" | Sessão VII: Paulo Catrica e Nélio Conceição

CultureLab | Arte, Crítica e Experiência Estética

April 24, 2018

Virtualism and the Mind: Rethinking Presence, Representation and the Self

Lisbon Mind & Reasoning Workshop "Virtualism and the Mind"

April 23, 2018

Ethics and Political Theory Reading Group

Gilbert Harman, "Moral Realism is Moral Relativism"

April 19, 2018

The Derivative Machine: Life Cut, Bundled and Sold

held by Jonathan Beller (Pratt Institute) | CineLAB Seminar

April 19, 2018

João Leite, 16 April 2018, 16h

ArgLab Research Colloquium | "An Online Social Debating System"

April 16, 2018

Ethics and Political Theory Reading Group

Berit Brogaard, "Moral Contextualism and Moral Relativism"

April 05, 2018

CultureLab | General Seminar

Seminário mensal do culturelab, Humberto Brito

April 03, 2018

Workshop: "Cuidado de Si: Perspectivas Antigas e Contemporâneas"

CultureLab | Questões de Subjectividade: Filosofia e Literatura

March 23, 2018

Ciclo temático "Leituras críticas sobre a experiência da cidade" | Sessão VI: Bruno Duarte & Alexandra Fortes

CultureLab | Arte, Crítica e Experiência Estética

March 22, 2018

Erich Rast, 16.3., Sala 1.05 ID, 16h

Value Seminar Session with Erich Rast, Sala 1.05 ID 16h

March 16, 2018

Seminário “Figuras da Subjectividade na Filosofia e na Literatura” | 4ª Sessão: Ana Kiffer

CultureLab | Questões de Subjectividade: Filosofia e Literatura

January 31, 2018

Seminário livre: “Figuras da Subjectividade na Filosofia e na Literatura”

CultureLab | Questions of Subjectivity: Philosophy & Literature

October 18, 2017

Institutions

FCT
FCSH