Filipa de Sousa

Doctoral Research Fellow
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Phone +47-22840953
Room 4391
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Visiting address Forskningsparken 0349 Oslo Gaustadallèen 21
Postal address Blindern P.O. Box 1092 0317 Oslo

Academic Interests

De Sousa interests focus on digital media resources as educational tools. As a psychologist for over 16 years she has been developing several global educational projects involving the importance of narratives and storytelling and its archetypical patterns in social development and learning processes. It´s her present concern how these constructs are represented in the new technological tools that are being used both in formal and informal educational settings,  and how they are changing our learning models particularly when it comes to of social  skills and new forms of human relationship.

Current Activities

De Sousa is working on a PhD research project that intends to study videogames and the role of its archetypical patterns and narratives in relation to social and moral skills development among youth, by using a multiliteracy approach.

Higher education

  • 2008 - Certification on Teaching, Training and Pedagogical Skills – IEFP - Lisbon, Portugal
  • 2000-2001 - Integrated Program of Visual Arts - Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation – Lisbon, Portugal
  • 1991-1996 - Master in Psychology - Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences - Lisbon, Portugal

Employment History

  • 2008-2012 - National Educational Program for Adult Education - Ministry of Education – Lisbon, Portugal
  • 2005-2007 - Verney Municipal Art Gallery & Bookshop - Oeiras City Hall – Lisbon, Portugal
  • 2001-2002 - Rehabilitation Department - Ministry of Justice - Lisbon, Portugal
  • 2000-2001 - Global Education Projects Coordinator - AFS International - Lisbon, Portugal
  • 1998-2000 - Educational Resources Center - Amadora City Hall – Lisbon, Portugal

Completed Projects

  • GEP – Comenius Global Education Project (2001)
  • First Look – Research in Aesthetic Development (2000-2001)
  • TEIA: Citizenship, Exchanges and Literacy (1999)
  • Literature and Literacy (1999)
  • Global Literary Expression Workshop: “Once upon a Time…” (1998)
Tags: Education, ICT and learning


De Sousa, Filipa (1999).  Story time - emotional expression through fairytales.  Seminar on Innovative Initiatives at the 1st cycle of Basic Education.  Amadora, Portugal. Published article: CREMA Journal, summer 1999

De Sousa, Filipa (2001).  Intercultural exchanges: main goals.  1st Another School New Friends Seminar, Beja, Portugal

De Sousa, Filipa (2001).  School exchange experiences and non- formal education: good practices.  1st Another School New Friends Seminar, Beja, Portugal

De Sousa, Filipa (2001).  How to create an intercultural club.  2nd Another School New Friends Seminar. Figueira da Foz, Portugal

De Sousa, Filipa (2001).  Raising awareness on global education projects. 2nd Another School New Friends Seminar. Figueira da Foz, Portugal

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