University of Porto / Santander Totta Bank
Fátima Pereira (Center for Research and Intervention in Education, Faculty of Psychology and Education Sciences, University of Porto)
Ana Mouraz (Center for Research and Intervention in Education, Faculty of Psychology and Education Sciences, University of Porto)
Dulce Magalhães (Faculty of Arts, University of Porto)
Filipa Alexandra Peixoto Lopes (Faculty of Psychology and Education Sciences)
Guilherme Lopes da Cunha (Faculty of Psychology and Education Sciences)
Cátia Sofia dos Santos Ferreira (Faculty of Arts)
10.2012 - 10.2013
The project 'The central role of the schooling experience as a structuring factor on young students’ lives: biographical narratives of students from the 3rd grade (elementary school)' is part of the Young Research at Porto University Program (IJUP) and was developed during 2012-13 in partnership between the Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences (FPCEUP) and the Faculty of Arts, from University of Porto. Observatory of Life in Schools (OBVIE), one of the observatories of the Center for Educational Research and Intervention (CIIE) of FPCEUP, started this project in 2011-12.
The research intended to understanding, through the students' voice, how school contributes to the development of diverse dimensions in each student life, in a search to identify the senses and meanings that these students address to school and the experiences they live within it. In its first phase, the study collected thirty-four interviews of biographical type from students of eight different schools. After the content analysis of this interviews, were conducted new meetings with six students, who took part into the first phase, to constitute biographical narratives. In the first phase, all the students were at the 9th grade, the last one of the third cycle in Portugal, corresponding to the last one before the secondary school.