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Higher health school incorporated in Polytechnic Institute of Viseu, hosts the International Congress Pedagogical Supervision: Innovative Practices in XXI Century in Viseu from 15th June of 2018.
It’s with a truly pleasure that the research team of Supervision and Mentoring in Higher Education: Dynamics of Success(SuperES) project, invite teachers, students, researchers and everyone who could be interested on the main topic in discussion, to attending this scientific event.
The aim of this congress is to promote another international occasion to share knowledge and analysis about practices of pedagogical supervision, stimulate the academic and public discussion and propose news perspectives and/or changes to improve pedagogy in higher education institutions.

Investigator-in-charge of SuperES project,
Madalena Cunha, PhD

Project Identification

Project: Supervision and Mentoring in Higher Education: Dynamics of Success (SuperES)
Reference: PROJ/CI&DETS/CGD/0005
Duration: 24 months
Beginning: 1th January 2017
Investigator-in-charge: Maria Madalena Jesus Cunha Nunes

Project Team

Project’s Presentation

The project entitled Supervision and Mentoring in Higher Education: Dynamics of Success (SuperES), aims to promote the development of pedagogical supervision skills with a focus on teacher – student dyads. It aims to increase the skills of the assistants of the Polytechnic Institute of Viseu (IPV), enhancing in this way a teaching of even greater quality and transversatility. Based on the inherent referential to the benefits of mentoring and perceptoring, and aware of the challenge in reducing the estimated rate of 12% scholar dropout for the IPV, the SuperES project team intends, with its implementation, to foster the promotion of competencies in pedagogical supervision, which will be capable of reducing the lack of success and scholar dropout. The direct recipients will be the IPV assistants who, starting from the survey of their training needs in the area of pedagogical supervision skills will benefit from an intervention program, promoter of pedagogical didactic literacy, and subsequently the IPV Students, with whom those contact. Relationships with Partners will foster synergies, scientific knowledge and capacity of reducing the knowledge gap and improving the good pedagogical practices inherent to the learning supervision.
The project will use active training methodologies, with the implementation of 17 sequential activities with emphasis on monitoring and pedagogical supervision skills evaluation, as structuring axes for the project consolidation and its actions, based on the results. It follows:
(i) the construction, implementation and evaluation of a training intervention program, SuperES Program, aimed to the assistants, with their impact evaluation;
(ii) construction of a computer platform / website – Didactics & Supervision School: general box of Aid and Support in Training,
(iii) creation of a tool for self-monitoring of pedagogical skills “Supervision +”.
The model program of training intervention SuperES will be supported in an action-research, taking on, with the participants, a co-path that aims to implement / test training and research tools to minimize the knowledge gap on the pedagogical supervision process. The target group consists of 5438 participants (5025 students and 413 teachers) from the five Organic Units of the IPV. The sample will be about 210 assistant / equivalents teacher and 900 students. The methodology is based on an experimental research with two groups: the experimental group, consisting of 20% of the population that will receive training and the control group.
Students will be active participants, pronouncing on the benefits of the Student Mentor. To monitoring the effectiveness of the program, a protocol of questionnaires will be applied in two moments (pre-test and post-test evaluation) in a face-to-face methodology and focusing on the recipients of the project as well as on the activities to be promoted by the partners.