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Educação Patrimonial em Ação

Tecendo relações entre museus, escolas e territórios

Update: October 22-23, 2020
@ Faculdade de Letras da Universidade do Porto


In view of the COVID-19 uncertainty, the organizing committee of the Conference Heritage Education in Action. Weaving relations between museums, schools and territories, reassures everyone that if travel is not feasible, you will be able to participate online.We recall that the Conference was postponed and will now take place on October 22 and 23 this year.

Aware that the current circumstances mean that there is always the possibility of new changes to the event, especially in regards to dates, the new deadlines and other relevant information is displayed on our page. We look forward to meeting you!


The International Conference “Heritage Education In Action: Weaving Relationships Between Museums, Schools And Territories” takes place within the scope of the research project “Heritage Education For A Territorial And Emotional Intelligence Of Citizenship (Educación Patrimonial Para La Inteligencia Territorial Y Emocional De La Ciudadanía. Análisis De Buenas Prácticas, Diseño E Intervención En La Enseñanza Obligatoria). This research project envisages the museum as a vital node to share, create and manage cultural programs with audiences and communities with a view to the production of relational educational spaces. In these dynamic spaces, disciplinary boundaries are overcome, meanings renegotiated and representational practices or ways of seeing challenged, allowing for other narratives and new ways (or modified ways) of seeing, interpreting and feeling.

Call For Papers

As a central theme of interest, the Conference points out, in particular, education programs in museums for/with schools that interrelate landscape, citizenship and identity themes with socio-environmental issues and sustainable development. This approach has in mind exploring connections between these topics and the key concepts of territorial and emotional intelligence. Conference presentations are expected to provide a discussion on these assemblages in the context of heritage and museum education, bringing forward paradigms, approaches and methodologies of working with /for school audiences and identifying areas of conflict, connection or experimentation.

In addition, participants are expected to explore issues concerning to (a) how programme design in heritage and museum education responds to the shifting challenges of the world and (b) how theoretical concepts related to transformative aspirations – post-hierarchical, collaborative and participatory paradigm – are revealed in programme design and evaluation methods, in inclusion acts of school audiences.

In this approximation between theory and practice, some guiding questions are highlighted:

How can we work with school audiences in a more relevant way? What practice models can we learn from? How are these heritage and museum education programmes conceived, planned, developed and evaluated? And for what purposes? How to program/evaluate to transform our relations with contemporary ecologies purposefully and ethically? What alternative and experimental practices for programming/evaluating have emerged in response to the social and environmental crises of our present-day? What common vocabularies ​​and practices do we share with school audiences? And in this educational context: what and how to decolonize? Who benefits from our efforts and what kind of impact do we have? How do we program/evaluate for this? What tools, namely technological ones, do we use or better serve us? What interpretive themes, topics and interpretive techniques work for different audiences and why? What is the role of visitor studies in this context?

We invite researchers and professionals – in particular those who have heritage and museum education as an object of study and/or work – to explore and interrogate ways of conceiving, planning, developing and evaluating education programs in museums for/with schools that interrelate the themes of landscape, citizenship, identities with socio-environmental issues and sustainable development, transcending boundaries of space, identity, culture or other boundaries in order to build more democratic and conversational spaces with the world.

Papers may refer to:

Practical applied projects: projects developed in a research, academic or professional context, of a practical nature and with a potential social or cultural relevance.

Case Studies: description and analysis of projects or research problems in the most different contexts.

Literature review: presentation of the state of the art from a certain research problem.

Research work: doctoral or master’s research; other research projects.

Abstract submission

Paper Presentation or Poster (Digital)

The extended abstract proposal must be submitted by March 20, 2020 June 30, 2020, and must have the following characteristics:

  • Maximum of 800 words;
  • In Portuguese or Spanish and English;
  • 3 to 5 keywords;
  • Word format; Arial 11; 1.5 spacing
  • No images and no bibliography.

The abstract should be sent to educacaopatrimonialemacao@gmail.com, together with a brief biography (up to 300 words).

All proposals will be submitted to a prior review process by the scientific committee. authors with approved proposals will be informed by email from April 20, 2020 July 10, 2020.

Each paper presentation will have fifteen minutes (maximum) and six minutes (maximum) for poster presentations. Participants with either a paper or poster must pre-record their presentations and be available to interact in online debate spaces created for that purpose and within a specific time interval. In the case of posters, the use of powerpoint with voiceover or inserted video is recommended.

All accepted abstracts will be published on the conference website, in e-book format with ISBN.


We take the opportunity to send some indications about the recording of the pre-recorded papers.



  • Medium shot or close shot
  • Look directly at the camera to create a connection with the other participants. Instead of looking at the monitor, use another device to place your presentation notes.

Recording environment

  • External: If recorded outdoors, prefer the morning light. Try to find a spot that illuminates you evenly.
  • Internal: Avoid backgrounds that show advertising. Avoid a white or black background. If possible, use natural light (standing in front of a window, for example)


  • Use a microphone to ensure directed audio capture. Videos can be recorded outdoors, but check for noise (conversations, car noise, children, animals, etc.). In any case find a quiet place. 

Recording quality

  • First, clean your phone / tablet / computer lens thoroughly. The recording can be made with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels (Full HD quality), but you can still consider the quality of 1280 x 720 pixels (HD quality).
  • Record in landscape orientation.

POSTER (6 minutes)

The presentation of the posters must be recorded (audio only) directly on the presentation document (PPT or other). The posters will be available online at the Conference website.

Book participation

We assume that the abstract / presentation is original and that it was not previously published or presented at a different scientific event. Papers selected by the Scientific Committee will constitute the chapters of the book “Heritage Education in Action – Weaving relationships between museums, schools and territories”, after the review process.


From April 20, 2020 From July 10 to 28, 2020

Registration Fees
CITCEM ResearcherFree upon registration
Oral Presenter 35€
Poster Presenter20€
Attendee10€ Free upon registration

Important dates

Deadline for Abstract SubmissionMarch 20, 2020
June 30, 2020
Notification of Approved WorksApril 20,2020
July 10, 2020
RegistrationJuly 10-28, 2020
Submission of pre-recorded presentationSeptember 7, 2020
ConferenceOctober 22-23, 2020
Notification of selection for publication in bookNovember 10, 2020
Chapter submissionJanuary 20, 2021
Book publicationEnd of 2nd semester 2021



General Coordination
Alice Semedo

Organizing Committee
Alice Semedo 
Helena Pinto
Clotildes Avellar Teixeira
José Cuenca

Executive Committee
Ivan Vaz
Juliana Bittencourt
Louise Palma
Thalita Sbragio
Vanessa Neves

Scientific Committee

Louise Palma

Cristina Carnelos
Juliana Bittencourt

Technical support
João Marçal

Logistical support
Unidade de Eventos, Comunicação e Relações Externas – FLUP

Host the event broadcast:
Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais – UFMG
Universidade Federal de Ouro Preto – UFOP
Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro – UNIRIO
Universidade Federal de Goiás – UFG
Equipa de Educação Patrimonial da Secretaria de Estado de Educação do Distrito Federal


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