Portimão launches the debate on education in Portugal since the 25th of April

As part of the 50th anniversary celebrations of the 25th of April

Reflecting on the impact of the revolution and future challenges of teaching in Portugal is the main objective of the seminar “50 years of education”, which will take place on April 10th, at TEMPO – Teatro Municipal de Portimão.

The guest speakers of this initiative, held as part of the Celebrations of the 50th anniversary of the 25th of April, are António Henriques, Jorge do Ó, Isabel Flores and Rodrigo Castro, «who will share their knowledge and practices that have marked the last 50 years of Education in Portugal and foresee the challenges that lie ahead”, according to Portimão City Council, which promotes the event.

The opening session is scheduled for 9:30 am and will be attended by the mayor of Portimão, Isilda Gomes, Carla Fernandes, regional delegate for Education in the Algarve and João Faria, deputy executive commissioner of the Commemorative Commission for the 50th anniversary of April 25.

The first panel will follow, under the theme “The Impact of the revolution in education”, which will begin with a presentation by António Henriques, researcher at the Research and Development Unit in Education and Training at the University of Lisbon, who will address the transformation of the school during this period, under the motto “A metamorphosis of the school model and public school under the echoes of the 25th of April”.

In the same session, Jorge do Ó, professor at the Institute of Education of the University of Lisbon, will talk about the structural constraints and challenges of democratizing the inventive gesture in the school model.

The second panel, scheduled for 14:30 pm, will focus on the challenges of education 50 years after the revolution and includes interventions by Isabel Flores, executive director of the Institute for Social Public Policies, who will speak on the topic “Who wants to be teacher: scarcity scenarios and study of solutions”, followed by the founder and CEO of Educa-te (start-up focused on innovation and disruption of the educational system) Rodrigo Castro, who will focus on teachers of the future as main agents of change .

The debate with the participants in the seminar is scheduled for 16:00 and will close the work, «constituting a privileged moment for the sharing of knowledge and knowledge, in order to stimulate the desired operationalization of practices and strategies that promote an education for all».

This seminar is certified by the Training Center of the Portimão and Monchique Schools Association and is open to participation by teachers, specialized technicians, students, parents/guardians and the general public, with free registration, which can be done until the 9th of April through this link.


Biography of speakers:

Antonio Henriques


António Henriques is a Researcher at the Education and Training Research and Development Unit, Institute of Education, University of Lisbon. PhD in Education (Specialty History of Education). Areas of research interest include the history of education, arts education, the link between school and cultural heritage, parliamentary discussion on education, higher education pedagogy and scientific or academic writing. He participates in the STORM project – (Re) Configurations of Teaching-Learning and Higher Education Organizations in a Context of Change, on the pedagogical practices of public higher education teachers.


Jorge Ramos do Ó


Jorge Ramos do Ó is a Full Professor at the Institute of Education of the University of Lisbon and a researcher at UIDEF (Education and Training Research Unit of the same institution). He has written on discourse analysis, political history, cultural history and mentalities, especially during the period of the Estado Novo, and also on the history of education and pedagogy, in a longer period that extends from the mid-19th century to the mid-19th century. Nine hundred. He supervises a postgraduate seminar on the connections between writing and reading and is Co-director of the PhD in Artistic Education offered by the Universities of Porto and Lisbon. He coordinates the Postgraduate Course in Higher Education Pedagogy offered by the Institute of Education of the University of Lisbon. His latest book is called Making a Hand: For Inventive Writing at the University.


Elizabeth Flowers


Isabel Flores, an economist with basic training and a doctorate in public policy, currently holds the position of executive director of the Institute of Public Policies at Iscte and represents Portugal at CERI. OECD center for education research and innovation. His area of ​​research and academic interest is education and evidence as a basis for decision-making, having recently worked on mapping the demand and supply of teachers and also on issues of integration and equal opportunities in the educational system in Portugal.


Rodrigo castro


Rodrigo Castro, founder and CEO of Educa-te, is also the host of the Educa-te Podcast, where he shares and talks with his guests about unconventional perspectives on conventional thoughts related to education. An engineer by training, from the University of Coimbra, but passionate about education and human potential, he began his career at Sonae but quickly turned to education, having been responsible for several educational programs, such as Seekers Club (currently Life MBA) and Pitch Bootcamp (currently Talent Bootcamp). Throughout his 15-year career he has founded non-profit associations, has had the luck and privilege of training more than 10.000 people in more than 15 countries, on 3 continents and having traveled to more than 40 countries. Today, he dedicates all his professional activity to Educa-te and its various projects – Flipped, Educa-te's digital education brand, Rodger, its video production company specializing in education content and corporate videos, and Professores do Future.