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Consulta as principais notícias do Ensino Superior

1 de Setembro de 2019.

Kari Hotakainen

A very well known writer in Finland. Kari Hotakainen started his career as a reporter and became a full-time author in 1996. He has written many novels, poetry books, children’s books, radio dramas, newspaper columns, plays, and one TV-series. He has received some literature prizes for his work, for example, the Finlandia Prize for the novel Juoksuhaudantie (Battle Trench Avenue). The same book was later made into a movie. For me, the most meaningful book written by Kari Hotakainen is Satukirja (Storybook). The book is considered for children and young adults, but I think that it suits all ages. All the stories are very imaginative and different. It is a huge possibility, that after reading one story you become addicted […]
31 de Agosto de 2019.

Joseph Conrad

A Polish-British writer, most famous for Heart of Darkness (1899). Józef Teodor Konrad Korzeniowski is known rather as Joseph Conrad which is a combination of his two names. He went to Marseilles as a seventeen-year-old boy to work as a sailor. When he returned from his voyages to the Caribbean and South America, he had troubles with his citizenship, as a resident of the Russian Empire, he was obligated to do military service. Without permission from the Russian authorities to serve on French ships, Joseph fell into debts and consequently he attempted to commit suicide. Later on, he went to Great Britain and began serving in the British merchant navy. After a few years, he received the rank of captain […]
29 de Agosto de 2019.

Half open curtains

I’ll talk about the Belgian writer Herman Brusselmans. Why him? To reply in his own style: because this dickpick is probably the most f*cking interesting choice of them all. That’s right. I didn’t choose him because his oeuvre is close to my heart. Neither his high pitched literary style. Still, he is one of the greatest writers of Belgium. How did this come to be? Well, to start with, he is (unlike many colleagues) in front of the media. He keeps himself in the picture through talk shows and columns, where he likes to mock other celebrities and comments on certain situations. This provocative talk is also very typical for his books. The overall style elements are a Highly autobiographical […]
27 de Agosto de 2019.

Gerwin van der Werf

The Writing Teacher Gerwin van der Werf is not a name that many non-Dutch people know nor are able to pronounce properly. Not a lot of Dutch people know him or his work either. He is not a famous writer of literature that creates complex novels with hidden themes and multiple meanings but he is one of the greatest Dutch writers. He has written four novels, Gewapende Man (2010), Wild (2011), Luchtvissers (2013) en Een Onbarmhartig Pad (2018). Apart from being a writer, he is also a music teacher at the high school I went to in the Netherlands. He is a teacher full of energy, full of empathy for his students and with a great sense of humor. He […]
25 de Agosto de 2019.

Erwin Kräutler

An Austro-Brazilian Roman Catholic bishop and also a writer. Erwin Kräutler was born 1939 in Koblach Austria where he grew up as the eldest of six children. In 1980 he was appointed coadjutor prelate of Xingu, the largest diocese in Brazil in terms of area. Upon the resignation of Erich Kräutler, who was his uncle, he became Prelate of Xingu in September 1981. Between 1983 and 1991 and since 2006 he served as President of the Indigenous Missionary Council of the Brazilian Catholic church. Since the 1980s he has helped secure the inclusion of indigenous peoples’ rights into the Brazilian constitution. Especially in the resistance to the Belo Monte dam project, he played an important role. In his book “Mein […]
23 de Agosto de 2019.

Andrzej Sapkowski

The man who created The Witcher. Andrzej Sapkowski was born on 20th March 1948 in Łódź and has lived there until now. He is the second most popular Polish author of fantasy books, which books have been translated into other languages. His literary career started in 1986 with publishing his fantasy story “The Witcher” in Polish monthly magazine “Fantastic”. It was his debut, and then the short story was developed for 5 books saga about The Witcher. Besides this, he published many other fantasy books, however, “The Witcher” is the one, which brought him big fame, not only because of the book. If you don’t know the book, there is a high possibility that you know the game with the […]
21 de Agosto de 2019.

Beyond reality

Giorgio de Chirico and his metaphysical painting as a breath of fresh air in a grey set. Beyond the empirical sensorial experience there is something else, a thin layer that is not above reality, neither below, behind or inside, but lives “within” it. These two layers influence themselves, and sometimes our limits break, so that we can taste a slice of this alternative world. Giorgio de Chirico, father of Italian metaphysical painting, didn’t try to express anything really new. Since humanity became capable of being aware of itself, it had to face the supernatural, it had to deal with those elements that fly away from our sight, which can sometimes be essential for our being, if not life changing. Is […]
19 de Agosto de 2019.

Witkacy – an interwar artist

Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz was a Polish writer and painter, commonly known as Witkacy. Witkacy was born on the 24th February 1885 in Warsaw. His father-Stanisław Witkiewicz was a painter, art critic, architect and prose writer. To distinguish from his famous father, he had called himself Witkacy, combining his second name with the last name. He spent his childhood and youth in Zakopane, growing up surrounded by an artistic bohemia. He made his debut as a painter in 1901 in Zakopane, where he had presented his two landscape paintings. Witkacy started his study in the Academy of Fine Arts in 1903 in Krakow. He travelled to Italy, France and Germany several times. After the outbreak of World War One he went […]
16 de Agosto de 2019.

Sonia Delaunay

Her art is remarkable, especially the first period of her work with this kind of cubism, it is even more astonishing if you keep in mind that this was painted before the art of Mondrian. Born in 1885 in Ukraine, Sophia (her first name) will spend her childhood in St. Petersburg then in Germany with her uncle. She studied art and drawing in Karlsruhe in Germany until 1905. At this time she decided to move on to Paris. In Paris she studied art at the Académie de La Palette and spent a lot of time in art galleries. Her work was influenced by the Fauve movement and the Post-impressionist of Henri Rousseau or Van Gogh. After a first marriage of […]
15 de Agosto de 2019.

Voto antecipado dos alunos do ES

Eleição para a Assembleia Legislativa da Região Autónoma da Madeira – 22 de setembro de 2019 Nos termos do artigo 84.º, n.º 2, da Lei Orgânica n.º 1/2006, de 13 de fevereiro, alterada e republicda pela Lei Orgânica n.º 1/2009, de 19 de janeiro, podem votar antecipadamente na eleição da Assembleia Legislativa da Região Autónoma da Madeira: “os estudantes do ensino superior recenseados na Região e a estudar no continente ou na Região Autónoma dos Açores”, que se encontrem inscritos no recenseamento eleitoral da Região Autónoma da Madeira. Para o efeito, disponibilizamos abaixo os documentos necessários para que os estudantes possam consultar: Artigo 84.º – Voto antecipado; Artigo 87.º – Modo de exercício de voto por estudantes; Requerimento para voto […]
21 de Novembro de 2018.

O 2.º ciclo deve ser repensado

A existência de um só ciclo inicial de seis anos voltou a ser abordada a propósito da Estado da Educação 2017. O presidente da Associação Nacional de Dirigentes Escolares (ANDE) admite que possa fazer sentido repensar a existência do 2.º ciclo do ensino básico, mas defende que mais importante é aligeirar a carga curricular do 1.º ciclo que considera ser pesada. “Faria algum sentido que se repensasse esta estrutura do 1.º ciclo e do 2.º ciclo. Faria algum sentido que se pensasse na possibilidade de um só ciclo de seis anos”, disse Manuel Pereira, reagindo assim às declarações da presidente do Conselho Nacional de Educação (CNE) sobre o relatório Estado da Educação 2017. A presidente do CNE, Maria Emília Brederode Santos, indicou que […]
6 de Novembro de 2018.

O que nos faz gostar de ter medo?

O medo, sentido de forma segura, ajuda a “desligar o cérebro” durante as situações assustadoras, dando um sentimento de conquista, de se ter ultrapassado um obstáculo. Mas tudo tem de ser feito de forma voluntária. Estar numa situação de medo e perigo de forma voluntária pode parecer contra-natura, mas é isso que acontece quando alguém decide ver um filme de terror ou entrar numa casa assombrada – mesmo que o perigo não seja real. Mas há alguma vantagem em sentir medo, calafrios, sustos e arrepios? “Ironicamente, o medo reduz o stress e a ansiedade”, explica ao PÚBLICO a investigadora norte-americana Margee Kerr, conhecida como a “socióloga do medo”, que publicou no início de Outubro um estudo no site da American Psychological Association sobre o […]
30 de Outubro de 2018.

Insucesso escolar no secundário

Chumbar nem que seja um ano tem impacto no percurso durante o secundário. Região, natureza da escola e escalão do apoio social também ditam sucesso ou insucesso. Metade dos alunos que começam um curso científico-humanístico no ensino secundário um ano mais tarde do que o esperado ficam retidos ou desistem. Entre os que iniciam este ciclo na idade normal, aos 15 anos, isso só acontece com 27%. Portanto, basta um ano para fazer duplicar o insucesso. Esta é uma das constatações de um novo estudo sobre o ensino científico-humanístico agora divulgado pela Direcção-Geral de Estatísticas da Educação e Ciência (DGEEC). A DGEEC avaliou a situação dos alunos inscritos nos cursos científico-humanísticos, que são cerca de metade dos estudantes do secundário, três […]
24 de Outubro de 2018.

Carência grave de vitamina D

Percentagem de pessoas com défice de vitamina D varia muito consoante as estações do ano e a região do país. O problema do défice de vitamina D ganhou actualidade porque na semana passada os responsáveis de um dos estudos cujos resultados tinham sido questionados em Abril de 2017 numa reportagem da SIC voltaram a apresentar uma investigação, esta muito mais abrangente – engloba toda a população adulta, a partir dos 18 anos, incluindo agora também os mais idosos, o que não acontecia antes. As conclusões do estudo foram divulgadas no chamado Fórum D – um grupo que tem como “parceiros” vários laboratórios que vendem medicamentos com vitamina D e uma das empresas que disponibilizam material para as análises. Os resultados são preocupantes: […]
16 de Outubro de 2018.

Propinas baixam para 856 euros

O BE anunciou hoje que chegou a acordo com o Governo para que, no Orçamento do Estado para 2019, o tecto máximo das propinas fique nos 856 euros, menos 212 euros do que o valor aplicado actualmente. A deputada do BE, Mariana Mortágua, anunciou hoje de manhã um conjunto de medidas sobre as quais o partido chegou a acordo com o Governo para o Orçamento do Estado para 2019 (OE2019) numa longa reunião com o primeiro-ministro, António Costa, que terminou já na madrugada de hoje. A primeira medida anunciada foi a redução das propinas no Ensino Superior, que neste momento tem um tecto máximo de 1068 euros e no ano lectivo de 2019/2020 passará a ser de 856 euros, uma […]
10 de Outubro de 2018.

Investimento na saúde mental

Saúde mental deve ter “prioridade que seja pelo menos equivalente à sobrecarga que causa nos doentes e nas famílias”, defende director do programa nacional. Quarta-feira assinala-se o dia mundial da saúde mental. O director do Programa Nacional para a Área da Saúde Mental, Miguel Xavier, defendeu nesta terça-feira que o investimento na saúde mental deve tornar-se uma prioridade e ser “proporcional ao sofrimento” que causa nos doentes e nas famílias. Apesar de a saúde mental ter vindo a ganhar cada vez mais visibilidade, “tem de ganhar uma prioridade que seja pelo menos equivalente à sobrecarga que causa nos doentes e nas famílias”, disse Miguel Xavier, que falava a propósito do Dia Mundial da Saúde Mental, que é assinalado nesta quarta-feira. “É […]