Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas

Teaching Philosophy in Secondary Education


Segundo ciclo




Luís Manuel Bernardo

Opening date

September 2018






(to be available at http://www.fcsh.unl.pt/ensino/mestrados)

Education objectives

- Comprehension of the guide lines of the national political education.
- Ability to apply the pedagogical principles, didactics and research methodologies.
- Ability to adequate the pedagogical and didactics practices to the disciplinary specificity, student and
- Ability to apply scientific, cultural, pedagogical and didactics knowledge into learning-teaching activities.
- Ability to reflect about the ethics and social-cultural implications to the exercise of teaching, in the context of
the modern world, political education and civic learning.
- Learning skills, continuous training and professional development.
- Development of philosophical knowledge acquired and the ability to apply it on the orientation of the teaching
- Ability to develop a consistent reading of the Philosophy’s programme.
- Ability to plan, evaluate, innovate within the teaching-learning process.

Access conditions

Please consult the application call available at www.fcsh.unl.pt

Degree pre-requisites

Length: 2 years / 4 semesters. Total credits: 120 credits (70 in course units of the study programme + 50 in the non-taught component).
To obtain the masters degree, the student must realize in accordance with Decree-Law 79/2014, 14th May, an introduction to professional practice which are assigned 50 credits (45 ECTS match Supervised Teaching Practice and 5 ECTS to the Seminar of Supervised Teaching Practice).
The degree of “mestre” corresponds to the level 7 of the NQF and EQF-National Qualifications Framework/European Qualifications Framework.

Access to other courses

Completion of the Masters degree allows the holder to apply for the cycle of studies which leads to a Doctorate Degree. For the specific access requirements for doctoral programmes, consult the regulations governing the doctoral programmes at FCSH/NOVA.

Evaluation rules

1) No obligatory precedences for attending the program’s courses. 2) Knowledge evalutation in the courses is individual and takes place at the end of each semester. The following tools will be considered: final oral and/or written assignments, papers or other assessment tools, in conditions to be agreed upon with each lecturer. The result of the evaluation is expressed in a mark from 0 to 20. 3) Approval in a course requires a final grade equal to or above 10. 4) Only those students who have obtained 60 ECTs on the scholar component of the program can proceed to the Supervised Teaching Practice. 5) For the evaluation of the Supervised Teaching Practice, please consult FCSH/NOVA’s relevant regulations.


Code Name ECTS
722031083 Didática da Filosofia I - 1st semester 10
722031084 Didática da Filosofia II - 2nd semester 10
722171259 Education, Curriculum and Multiculturalism - 2nd semester 5
722031072 Philosophy of Education - 2nd semester 10
722160059 Prática de Ensino Supervisionada em Filosofia 45
722031069 Problematics of Teaching Philosophy - 1st semester 10
722171257 Educational Psichology - 1st semester 10
722160057 Seminário de Orientação da Prática de Ensino Supervisionada em Filosofia 5
722171258 Education Systems and School Cultures - 2nd semester 5
Elective option 1
Code Name ECTS
722031042 Aesthetics and Ontology - 1st semester 10
722031047 Philosophy of Law and the State - 2nd semester 10
722031032 Questions regarding Philosophical Anthropology - 1st semester 10
722031043 Issues in Ethics - 2nd semester 10
722031046 QUESTIONS OF PHILOSOPHY OF KNOWLEDGE - 2nd semester 10
722031059 Issues in the History of Philosophy - 1st semester 10
722031054 Questions regarding Ontology - 2nd semester 10