The Centre for Excellence in Teaching (CET) at Portucalense University: goals, strategies and expected outcomes

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Author list: Abelha, M., Fernandes, S., Mesquita, D., Fernandes, S., & Albuquerque, A. S.
Publisher: Universitat Politécnica de València
Place: València
Publication year: 2018
Start page: 1585
End page: 1592
Number of pages: 8
Languages: English-Great Britain (EN-GB)


This paper presents part of the change process carried out at the
Portucalense University (UPT), Portugal, aimed at promoting student
centred teaching and learning. To attain this goal, the Centre for
Excellence in Teaching (CET) was created to support academic staff
development, provide pedagogic training for teachers, create pedagogical
resources and enhance the dissemination of best practices and teaching
quality at UPT. The preliminary results of the implementation of the
activities developed by the CET reveal a positive participation and
involvement of academic staff, according to data collected through an
online questionnaire to participants. Teachers showed interest in
developing active learning strategies and openness to change their
teaching practices. Some examples of the activities implemented by
teachers, in the first semester of 2017/2018, are briefly presented in
this paper.


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