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

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

CultureLab | Questões de Subjectividade: Filosofia e Literatura

June 06, 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

EPLAB Masterclass Series

Santoni de Sio

May 04, 2018

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

Lisbon Mind & Reasoning Workshop "Virtualism and the Mind"

April 23, 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

Seminário “Figuras da Subjectividade na Filosofia e na Literatura” | 7ª Sessão: Pietro Gori

CultureLab | Questões de Subjectividade: Filosofia e Literatura

April 11, 2018

CultureLab | General Seminar

Seminário mensal do culturelab, Humberto Brito

April 03, 2018

Seminário “Figuras da Subjectividade na Filosofia e na Literatura” | 6ª Sessão: António Cardiello

CultureLab | Questões de Subjectividade: Filosofia e Literatura

March 21, 2018

Seminário Nietzsche | Ernani Chaves

CultureLab | Lisbon Nietzsche Group

March 12, 2018

Seminário Nietzsche | Roberto Barros

CultureLab | Lisbon Nietzsche Group

February 28, 2018

Paul Smart, 28 Feb, 2018, 17h to 18h

Lisbon Mind & Reasoning RIP Seminar |"Dream Machines: Predictive Processing,…

February 28, 2018

Paula Olmos, 19 February 2018, 16h

ArgLab Research Colloquium | "Narratives in Scientific Justificatory Practice"

February 19, 2018

Seminário “Figuras da Subjectividade na Filosofia e na Literatura” | 5ª Sessão: Claudio Rozzoni

CultureLab | Questões de Subjectividade: Filosofia e Literatura

February 14, 2018

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

CultureLab | Questões de Subjectividade: Filosofia e Literatura

January 31, 2018

Discussing Davidson Colloquium

Discussing Davidson Colloquium, 26 JAN 2017, 10:30 - 18:00

January 26, 2018

Ciclo temático "Leituras críticas sobre a experiência da cidade" | Sessão IV: Susana Viegas

CultureLab | Arte, Crítica e Experiência Estética

January 25, 2018

Seminário Nietzsche | André Muniz Garcia

CultureLab | Lisbon Nietzsche Group

January 10, 2018

Cinema 10: Call for Papers

"PAINTING, MOVING IMAGES AND PHILOSOPHY" / Edited by Susana Viegas…

December 14, 2017

Cinema 10: Call for Papers

"PAINTING, MOVING IMAGES AND PHILOSOPHY" / Edited by Susana Viegas…

December 14, 2017

Ethics and Political Theory Reading Group

"The Force of Law", F. Schauer

December 13, 2017

Andri Christodoulou, 11 Dec 2017, 16h30

ArgLab Research Colloquium | "Using argumentation as a tool for…

December 11, 2017

Dina Mendonça, Fr 27 Nov 17 Sala 606 TB, 16h

Dina Mendonça on the Role of Reflexivity and Meta-Emotions in…

November 24, 2017

I Biennale Nietzscheana - "Nietzsche e as artes / Nietzsche and the Arts"

First meeting of the Research Group "HyperNietzsche" - Public Conference

November 15, 2017

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

CultureLab | Questions of Subjectivity: Philosophy & Literature

October 18, 2017

Nietzsche & Wittgenstein - On Values / Sobre os valores

International Workshop

March 10, 2017

Institutions

FCT
FCSH