Sérgio Gaitas

Assistant Professor

Biographical Note

Sérgio Gaitas has a Master degree in educational psychology and a Phd in Educational Psychology and Educational Sciences. He integrates the Centre for Educational Research (CIE-ISPA). He teaches several curricular units at ISPA-IU and is the Pedagogical Director of the school “Voz do Operário”. He has published several papers in national and international journals concerning effective literacy teaching practices and inclusive education and differentiated teaching practices.

Research Interests

His current research interests include inclusive education, differentiated instruction and teacher professional development.

Relevant Publications

  • Gaitas, S., & Carêto, C. (2022). Educação inclusiva e as (insuperáveis?) fronteiras da organização escolar. Currículo Sem Fronteiras, 22(e1816), 1-20. http://dx.doi.org/10.35786/1645-1384.v22.1816
  • Gaitas, S.,& Alves Martins, M. (2017). Teacher perceived difficulty in implementing differentiated instructional strategies in primary school. International Journal of Inclusive Education, 21(5), 544-556. https://doi.org/10.1080/13603116.2016.1223180
  • Gaitas, S.,& Alves Martins, M. (2017). Effective literacy teaching practices in Portugal: A study in first grade. L1-Educational Studies in Language and Literature, 17(1), 1-24. https://doi.org/10.17239/L1ESLL-2017.17.01.03
  • Gaitas, S., & Alves Martins, M. (2015). Relationships between primary teachers’ beliefs and their practices in relation to writing instruction. Research Papers in Education, 30(4), 492-505. https://doi.org/10.1080/02671522.2014.908406
  • Gaitas, S., & Morgado, J. (2010). Educação, diferença e psicologia. Análise Psicológica, 28(2), 359-375. https://doi.org/10.14417/ap.292

Current PhD students

Amália Cândido
Teacher collaboration practices for the promotion of inclusive education

Dulce Guerreiro
Teaching practices in education of youth and adults deprived of their freedom

Hanna Kuchuryanu
Teachers’ beliefs and practices of differentiated instruction in compulsory Education

Mauro Abreu
Pupils voice: Conceptions and pedagogical practices of teachers in compulsory education

External collaborations