Introduction Professional Practice in Pre-school

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1. Curricular Models for Early Childhood Education;

2. Curriculum Guidelines for Early Childhood Education: Curriculum Guidelines for Pre-School Education, Learning Goals for Pre-school Education, Regional Curriculum for Basic Education;

3. Curriculum, gender and citizenship in Early Childhood Education;

4. Organization and management of pedagogical intervention in early childhood education: space and equipment organization, time organization, planning and organization of educational activities;

5.The role of the kindergarten teacher in planning, organizing, implementing and assessing the educational activities.

Teaching Methodologies

In accordance with the "Regulation of the component Introduction to Professional Practice of LEB", this course integrates observational practices of educators and intervention in real schools, some of them supervised by professors of the UAc, and sessions at the UAc. In the framework of the training model adopted, the practices observed and performed by students are subject of systematic study, in small-scale research, conducted over the course in conjunction with other UCs, under the leadership of the course coordinator and the teachers responsible for UCs more directly focused on research questions.


M. J. Cardona (Coord.) et al (2009). Guião de Educação Género e Cidadania. Educação Pré-Escolar . Lisboa: Comissão para a Cidadania e Igualdade de Género.

Gasó, A. (2004). La educación infantil. Métodos, técnicas y organización. Barcelona: CEAC

Luisa Alonso et al (Coord.) (2011). Referencial Curricular para a educação Básica na RAA . Angra do Heroísmo: DREF

Ministério da Educação (1997). Orientações Curriculares para a Educação Pré-Escolar. Lisboa: M.E.

Muñoz, C. & Zaragoza, C. (2003). Didáctica de la Educación Infantil . Barcelona: Itamar

Saracho, O.N. & Spodek, B. (Ed.) (2003). Studying Teachers in Early Childhood Settings. A volume in contemporary perspectives in early childhood education . USA: IAP

Vasconcelos, T.M. (1997). Ao redor da mesa grande. A prática educativa da Ana . Porto: Porto Editora

Portugal, G. & Laevers, F. (2010). Avaliação em Educação Pré-Escolar. Sistemas de acompanhamento das crianças. Porto: Porto Editora.



ECTS Credits



  • Orientação Tutorial - 18 hours
  • Teórico-Práticas - 30 hours
  • Trabalho de Campo - 15 hours

Evaluation Methodology

  • Attendance and Participation: 5%
  • Critical recension: 50%
  • Individual and/or Group Work: 30%
  • Reading sheet: 15%