Continuing Professional Development through a learning community in a full-time Brazilian school

Luiza Goncalves

University of Sao Paulo

- PhD Student at School of Physical Education and Sport, University of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil.- Lecture at Federal University of Mato Grosso do Sul, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil.

Carla Luguetti

University of Sao Paulo

My overarching research and teaching focus on topics of sport pedagogy and social justice. Over the past six years I have focused in understanding activist approaches within sporting contexts. Specifically, my line of research aims at co-creating a prototype pedagogical model for working with youth from socially vulnerable backgrounds in sport context. The intent is to use sport as a vehicle for assisting youth to become critically aware of their communities’ social issues. Although I am an early career researcher, I have a significant publication track record in collaboration with researchers from all over the globe (US, UK, Australia, and South America). I have been teaching in higher education for eleven years. In addition to coordinating and teaching units relevant to Sport Pedagogy, I have actively contributed to the creation of new curriculum in the undergraduate courses I have worked during the last 11 years.

Melissa Parker

University of Limerick

Senior LecturerCourse Director, Professional Master of Education, Physical EducationPhysical Education and Sport SciencesUniversity of LimerickLimerick, Ireland


Background and purpose: There is a growing body of literature highlighting the benefits of learning communities (LC) as a means to achieve an effective continuing professional development (CPD) (Parker & Patton, 2017). From a... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Luiza Goncalves (University of Sao Paulo)
  2. Carla Luguetti (University of Sao Paulo)
  3. Michele Carbinatto (University of Sao Paulo)
  4. Melissa Parker (University of Limerick)

Topic Area

• Empowering practitioners and supporting professional learning


PS5-I » Oral - School-based teacher learning (11:00 - Friday, 27th July, Holyrood, JMCC)

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