Teaching and learning of literacy in the early years and elementary education
Multiliteracies in the early years and elementary education
Literacy practices in initial and ongoing teacher education
Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL)


I hold a degree in Portuguese and English Teaching from the University of Minho, a Master's degree in Portuguese Linguistics and Didactics from the Faculty of Letters of the University of Lisbon and a PhD in Child Studies from the University of Minho. I am assistant professor at the Institute of Education at the University of Minho (UMinho, Portugal) and coordinator of the research group 'Technology, Multiliteracies and Curriculum' at the Centre for Research in Education (CIED), UMinho. The teaching and learning of multiliteracies and initial and ongoing teacher education are my main areas of study. I have published in several international journals such as Language and Education, Research Papers in Education, Language, Pedagogy and Culture, Changing English, L1, Teacher Development, Perspectiva, and Educação e Pesquisa. I was a representative of Portugal in the project 'COST - The Digital Literacy and Multimodal Practices of Young Children'. I am a member of the team responsible for curricular reform of the basic education of the Republic of Guinea-Bissau, under the auspices of UNICEF and the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation and of the team responsible for developing the curriculum for an Early Years Education degree in East-Timor. I am currently coordinating - and teaching in - a MA course on Primary Education Methodology (Specialization area: Portuguese Language Teaching Methodology in Primary Education) at the ISCED Benguela, Angola. I have been deputy Editor of Revista Portuguesa de Educação since May 2019.


University of Minho

PhD in Child Studies (2008)

University of Lisbon

MA in Portuguese Linguistics and Didactics (2000)

Degree in Portuguese and English Teaching (1995)

ORCID ID: 0000-0003-0647-2319

Scopus author ID: 55343609500

Researcher ID: E-7964-2016

Universidade do Minho

Instituto de Educação