University of Lisboa, Portugal

Luís Tinoca

Luís Tinoca

Is an Assistant Professor at the Institute of Education, University of Lisbon, with experience in the development of both graduate and undergraduate courses, as well as an active researcher in the areas of teacher education, competence-based learning assessment and group work collaboration in online environments. He is a member of the Education Research and Development Unit, and a collaborator at the Distance Education Laboratory. He earned his Ph.D. in Science Education from the University of Texas at Austin in 2004.

Ines Alves

Ines Alves

Program coordinator of the European Doctorate in Teacher Education at the Instituto de Educação of the Universidade de Lisboa. Dr. Ines Alves trained to be primary and lower secondary school teacher in Portugal, and did her postgraduate studies (MA, PhD) in England. She was also a Marie Skłodowska-Curie ESR in Italy. Ines’ research interests are in special and inclusive education, disability and human rights, and the processes of constructing and responding to diversity in the school context.

Andras Fehervari

Andras Fehervari

Andras Fehervari is an ESR at IE UL in Lisbon. Holds a degree in Educational Science MA majoring in higher education, and a Philologist in Pedagogy both from ELTE PPK. Taught IT in Eötvös József Elementary School, English for inmates at a prison and Jewish studies in Lauder Yavne Jewish Community School, Budapest. Volunteered for numerous Jewish education initiatives including youth clubs, social foundations, and for the JDC-Lauder International Jewish summer camp in Szarvas, Hungary, where he became a member of the senior staff responsible for pedagogic programming and youth leader training. He is interested in all things education, and primarily higher education; social justice and equality in education; minorities, underprivileged and Romas in education; and the potential benefits of positive psychology in education. He studied business, and worked in the retail sector. Married, has a cat lady and a mudi dog puppy. Likes living in a village.

Wanderson Aleksander Oliveira

Wanderson Aleksander Oliveira

Wanderson Aleksander Oliveira is a mathematics professor at a public university in Brazil and is currently working on his PhD thesis about the relations between mathematics and didactics in teacher training courses. He is also interested in curriculum development and professional identity within mathematics teacher training courses. Wanderson has done some studies about connections between mathematics and games and worked with middle and high school students with high achievement as a special teacher.

Sofia Sá

Sofia Sá

Sofia Sá is an Educational Psychologist, passionate about Training. MsC in Educational Psychology (ISPA), Certified Trainer (Portuguese Certificate of Pedagogical Competence), qualified and registered with the Scientific and Pedagogic Portuguese Council for Continual Training. Since 2003 she has been engaged in multiple trainings, specially in the area of Communication and advanced Microsoft Office Excel. She also acted has a external consultant either for the Private Sector or in State Institutions. When her son Gabriel was born, in 2010, she decided to pursuit her dream to work in the area of education. Currently, she is collaborating with Instituto Superior Técnico, an engineering faculty in Lisbon, where she is a pedagogical trainer.

Nikolett Szelei

Nikolett Szelei

Is an Early Stage Researcher at the Instituto de Educação of the Universidade de Lisboa. Nikolett graduated in Hungary as a primary school teacher and completed her MA in Finland where she also worked as a preschool teacher. Her current interests are multicultural/intercultural education, preschool and primary school education, communities of practice, professional learning communities, mentoring, comparative education, leadership, internationalisation and music education.

Ezra Howard

Ezra Howard

Ezra Howard is a PhD student at the University of Lisbon as part of the European Doctorate in Teacher Education. For most of his career he has worked with language learners, first as an after-school program coordinator catering to recent immigrants and then as English as a Second Language teacher with Shelby County Schools. After eight years directly serving students and families, Ezra left the classroom to pursue his PhD. His research focuses primarily on the theory, practice, and policy related to the education of language learners with limited or formal education. Additionally, as a former teacher in SCS’s acclaimed turnaround effort, the Innovation Zone, his academic interests also include turnaround models, state-run school districts, charter conversions, and innovative practices.

Ana Sofia Pinho

Ana Sofia Pinho

Ana Sofia Pinho is an Assistant Professor at the Institute of Education, University of Lisbon. Her research interests are plurilingual and intercultural education, university-school partnerships, teacher professional development, and professional learning communities. She is a member of UIDEF (Unit of Research and Development in Education and Training) and a collaborator at CIDTFF (Research Centre ‘Didactics and Technology in Education of Trainers’). Since 2008, she holds a Ph.D. in Language Didactics, focusing on Teacher Education, from the University of Aveiro, and was a post-doctoral fellow in those same areas.

Wiktor Bernad

Wiktor Bernad

Wiktor Bernad is an ESR at University of Lisbon and holds MA degree in Pedagogy of Care form University of Wroclaw. His main focus during PhD studies is pedagogic supervision and school programs based on supervision in Portugal and Poland. Previously he worked in a NGO in Poland as youth worker, projects coordinator, volunteer trainer, summer and winter camps coordinator, instructor, sailing trainer or Bosman. He also spent 7 months in Brazil working with kids in an orphanage, teaching basic English in primary schools and computer science to the local community. Before moving to Portugal he had worked in a primary school as a teacher in afterschool club. Privately he is also an avid photographer, bike rider and guitar player.

Maria João Mogarro

Maria João Mogarro

Maria João Mogarro is an Associate Professor at the Instituto de Educação da Universidade de Lisboa, with a PhD in Education, History of Education and Pedagogy, Teacher Education. Her research interests and key publications are in the fields of teacher education and supervision, curriculum, cultural heritage and school culture.
Researcher of the UIDEF (Unit for Research and Development in Education and Training) she has coordinated and participated in various research projects (within Portugal, Europe and Brazil). Examples of this are: “Education and cultural heritage: schools, objects and practices” (FCT, 2010-2013), “Teacher education schools in Portugal: history, archive, memory” (FCT, 2010-2013), “INOVAR – Itineraries of pedagogical innovation: reference schools and experiences in Portugal in the 20th century” (FCT, 2016-2019).