Scientific Coordination

Professor João Pedro da Ponte
Professor Leonor Santos
Professor Henrique Guimarães

Introduction and course goals

The doctoral course in Mathematics Education is the curricular part of the PhD Programme in Education in this field and its aim is to provide in-depth education in Mathematics Education, including preparation to carry out research and develop curriculum development and intervention projects in this regard.

This course offers:

  • A current and critical perspective of Mathematics Education;
  • Contact with the research community in this field;
  • Flexibility, in the sense that certain modules and some of its activities will be developed at a distance and others will be by attendance.

Target groups

The public targeted by the course is made up of Mathematics teachers or teachers who teach Mathematics in different educational levels and by teacher trainers in this subject. Holders of a Master’s degree in Education or in other areas may apply, as long as their professional and scientific curriculum is appropriate to the theme of the course. Exceptionally, holders of a Bachelor’s degree or legal equivalent may also apply, if they have a particularly relevant academic or scientific curriculum that is recognised by the Instituto de Educação as attesting their capacity to carry out doctoral studies.

The main way to enter the doctorate is by applying for an open tender for a Doctoral Programme according to the field and specialty, with the indication of the number of places available. This invitation to tender will be advertised through a public notice and is subject to compliance with specific rules and forms.

In the doctoral areas where there is no call for tender, candidates must send an application to the Scientific Council of the Instituto de Educação of the Universidade de Lisboa, formalizing their candidacy. Only in exceptional and duly justified cases may an individual candidacy enter the doctorate in a specialty area in years when an open tender took place.

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