International Conference
6 and 7 July, 2023

Teacher learning through e-mentoring-
a contribution for the future of Education

Universidade Católica Portuguesa • Centro Regional de Braga • Auditório de Filosofia e Ciências Sociais
Praça da Faculdade, n.º 1 • 4710-297 Braga, Portugal



08:30 - Welcome to the participants

09:00 - Opening session

João Costa
Portuguese Minister of Education*

Manuel Fernandes
Representative of the Erasmus+ National Agency
Jorge Soares
President of Casa do Professor

Júlia Rodrigues Fernandes
Mayor of Vila Verde Local Council

09:30 - Interventions
Round table 1
LOOP - Scaffolding in teachers development: mentoring and mentors in induction programs

Steps, pathways and results

Moderator: Elisabete Santa, Casa do Professor (coordinator)

Aurelia Schera, CESIE - Centro studi e iniziative europeo (IT)

Manilla Colella, IPSSEOA Pietro Piazza – Instituto Profissional (IT)

Panagiota Argyri & Eleni Georgakopoulou & Efstathia Pantazopoulou, Department of Educational Studies, School of Philosophy, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (GR)

Aristeidis Falagkaras & Irini Bobolou, 1o Peiramatiko Gymnasio Athinas (GR)

Angela Hoffmann, Gymnasiale Oberstufe des Schulzentrums Carl von Ossietzky (DE)

Mara Helena Dória, Colégio João Paulo II (PT)

11:00 - Coffee-break

11:20 - Panel 1

The role of school directors in teacher induction and professional development
Moderator: Cristina Fontes
Virgínio Sá and Leonor Torres (University of Minho, Braga)
João Andrade (Cluster of schools Alberto Sampaio, Braga)
João Graça (Vila Verde secondary school director)
Ingo Beck (Carl-von-Ossietzky-Gymnasium)

12:30 - Lunch

14:00 - Panel 2

The impact of peer mentoring in the education system
Moderator: Elisabete Barros, Portucalense University
Teresa Medina (University of Porto) 
Teresa Freire (University of Minho, Braga)

15:00 - Round table 2

The importance of online communities and (e)-mentoring programmes for early career and "on the move" teachers
Moderator: Teresa Lacerda (Department of General Education - Etwinning project)
Sarah Narciso and José Sá (Casa do Professor)
Carmen Marques and Joana Santos (King’s College School)

16:00 - Coffee-break

16:20 - Panel 3

(E-)Mentoring and the impact on students' learning and achievement
Moderator: Fernanda Carvalho (Casa do Professor)

Isabel Pinto, Teacher at the Cluster schools of Celeirós, Braga
Catarina Santos, Mentor of 'Teach for Portugal'
Students from the 2nd and 3rd cycle of schools in Celeirós, Braga

17:00 - Cultural moment

by Theatre Company Mala D'Arte


08:30 - Welcome to the participants

09:00 - Talks

Artificial Intelligence in Education
Dalila Durães (University of Minho, Braga)
António Andrade (Católica Porto Business School)


Creative thinking strategies
Carla Pereira (School of Education of Viseu)

10:10 - Coffee-break


The differences of pedagogical supervision and mentoring
Maria Alfredo (University of Minho, Braga)
José Reis Jorge ( Institute of Education and Sciences of Lisbon)


E-mentoring as an inclusive approach to Mental Health and Well-being
Leonel Lusquinhos (University of Minho, Braga)
Joana Rato (Catholic University of Portugal )
Lulu Luckock (Educational consultant)

12:30 - Lunch


Te@ch4SocialGood: Training teachers to counter cyberbullying
Paula da Costa Ferreira (University of Lisbon)


Mentoring the Mentor
Louise Lima (Lusófona University)


What are common manifestations of dyslexia, and how to support someone with dyslexia?
Susie Joyce (Dyslexia Portugal)

15:30 - LOOP Network Coffee Session

Opportunity to discuss and share ideas, knowledge and strategies

16:00 - Plenary session

Fernanda Carvalho
Vice President of Casa do Professor

16h30 - Closing session

Elisavet Vlachou
Project and Pedagogical Coordinator at European Schoolnet

Carla Sepúlveda
Councillor for Cultural of Braga City Council

Jorge Soares
President of Casa do Professor

17:00 - Cultural moment

Choir Cantabile
Musical Direction by Sara Rei

The conference will take place in Braga, Portugal.