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Mónica Lourenço

Postdoctoral Research Fellow
University of Aveiro

Mónica Lourenço is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Aveiro, Portugal. Her main research interests are plurilingualism, teacher education, internationalisation of the curriculum and global citizenship education.


Mónica Lourenço is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Aveiro, Portugal, where she is conducting a project on the internationalization of teacher education curricula for global citizenship. She has a PhD in Didactics and Teacher Education, a Master’s in Linguistics and Teaching, and a degree in Modern Languages and Literature (English and German). Her main research interests are plurilingualism, teacher education, internationalization of the curriculum, and global citizenship education. Peer esteem indicators include keynote speaker invitations, organization of international conferences and seminars, editorship of international journals, and membership of journal scientific committees in the area of education


    Didactics and Teacher Education, University of Aveiro, 2013
    Linguistics and Teaching, University of Coimbra, 2007

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    teacher education; curriculum development; global citizenship education; internationalization; awakening to languages (language awareness)



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Language, Culture and Curriculum

Teachers’ voices on language awareness in pre-primary and primary school settings: Implications for teacher education

Published: Dec 15, 2017 by Language, Culture and Curriculum
Authors: Lourenço, M., Andrade, A. I.
Subjects: Education

Based upon interviews conducted with the teachers after the staging of two language awareness projects, we analyse teachers’ discourses regarding the learning outcomes of the activities, their beliefs and knowledge about language awareness and the possibilities for including this approach in the curriculum.

Revista Internacional de Formação de Professores

Formar para a diversidade linguística e cultural na educação infantil: possibilidades de construção de conhecimento profissional [Educating teachers for linguistic and cultural diversity in the early years: Possibilities for the development of professional knowledge]

Published: Jan 01, 2017 by Revista Internacional de Formação de Professores
Authors: Lourenço, M., Andrade, A. I., martins, F. M.
Subjects: Education

This study aims to understand how the work around linguistic and cultural diversity may contribute to the development of several dimensions of teacher professional knowledge.

Revista Iberoamericana de Educación, 66(2)

Um currículo para a diversidade: propostas para a educação da infância

Published: Nov 15, 2014 by Revista Iberoamericana de Educación, 66(2)
Authors: Mónica Lourenço
Subjects: Education

Based on an awakening to languages project developed with pre‑primary aged children, this paper presents a set of proposals that can guide the construction of curricula for diversity in early childhood education and support the creation of schools that are simultaneously inclusive and open to the community.

Language Awareness, 23(4), 304-318

Promoting phonological awareness in pre-primary education

Published: Jan 11, 2014 by Language Awareness, 23(4), 304-318
Authors: Mónica Lourenço and Ana Isabel Andrade
Subjects: Education, Language Learning

This article aims at evaluating and understanding the effects of an awakening to languages (AtL) programme, carried out with a group of 21 Portuguese children aged three to six, in the development of phonological awareness (PA).