Margarida Paulos

Margarida Paulos
Name
Margarida Paulos
Title
Organisation
SociologySchool of Social and Political Science
University of Edinburgh
Address
Edinburgh UK
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Research Interests
Sociology of Sustainability, Environmental Sociology, Sociology of Education, Education for Sustainable Development
URL
http://www.sociology.ed.ac.uk/people/research_students2/margarida_paulos

PhD Title

Sustainability and primary schools: a research about the sustainable schools initiative in the UK

Supervisors

Prof. Steve Yearley

Dr Hamish Ross

Thesis Overview

My research looks at innovative educational approaches concerning sustainability that have grown considerable in the last years, consequence of the increasing concerns over the issue of sustainability. Considering the role of education in supporting the national sustainable development goals by reducing carbon emissions, on one hand, and its role in increasing awareness and changing attitudes of pupils on the other, I will look at a particular strategy called ‘sustainable schools’ to understand how schools are translating these imperatives into practice.

The concepts of sustainability and sustainable development are submerged in polemic, disagreements and contradictory views. Education for sustainable development or sustainability implies certain knowledge, values, and skills that we assume are going to be necessary to live in a more sustainable way in the future. I am interested in seeing how those are interpreted, practise and measured in schools.

When education is perceived as a central element in the achievement of a more ‘sustainable society’ we are not just asking to add another subject to the curriculum of schools, we are perhaps asking for a different kind of education, for a change in the paradigm, once schools cannot be part of the solution with the same kind of education that helped in the creation of the problem.

 Work experience

Research assistant 2007-2009 (Faculty of Science and Technology, University Nova of Lisbon, Portugal)

Undergraduate Tutor: Sustainable Development (2012-2013), University of Edinburgh

Undergraduate Tutor: Science and Society (2012-2013), University of Edinburgh

Publications

Working papers

  • Margarida R. Paulos & António B. Moniz, 2009. "Are societal changes new? Questions or trends and future perceptions on knowledge-based economy," IET Working Papers Series 02/2009, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, IET-Research Center on Enterprise and Work Innovation, Faculty of Science and Technology
  • António B. Moniz & Margarida R. Paulos, 2008. "The globalisation in the clothing sector and its implications for work organisation: a view from the Portuguese case," IET Working Papers Series 05/2008, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, IET-Research Center on Enterprise and Work Innovation, Faculty of Science and Technology
  • Margarida R. Paulos, 2008. "Tendências futuras de evolução das qualificações na Europa [Future trends of evolution of qualifications in Europe]," IET Working Papers Series 01/2008, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, IET-Research Center on Enterprise and Work Innovation, Faculty of Science and Technology
  • Paulos, Margarida Ramires, 2007. "Consequências da flexibilidade", MPRA Paper 7043, University Library of Munich, Germany

Articles

  • Margarida R. Paulos & António B. Moniz, 2008. "The 1st ISA forum of sociology on the “Sociological Research and Public Debate”," Enterprise and Work Innovation Studies, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, vol. 4(4), pages 163-165
  • Margarida R. Paulos & António B. Moniz, 2008. "Fragmentation? The future of work in Europe in a global economy: the WORKS final International Conference debate," Enterprise and Work Innovation Studies, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, vol. 4(4), pages 167-169
  • Margarida Ramires Paulos, 2008. "Futures of work and skills: some foresight exercises in Europe and USA," Enterprise and Work Innovation Studies, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, vol. 4(4), pages 77-89

 Conference papers

  • Paulos, M. (2011) Sustainability and primary schools. Greener schools, greener citizens? European Sociological Association, Geneva, Switzerland

  • Paulos, M (2011) ‘Sustainable primary schools’: a dream, a mirage, a reality? New directions conference, Edinburgh, UK

  • Paulos, M. (2010) Good practices in schools concerning sustainability. ICERI, Madri, Spain

  • Paulos, M (2010) Sustainability and primary schools: researching the sustainable schools initiative in the UK, New directions conference, Edinburgh, UK

  • Paulos, M (2009) Trajectórias de carreira no sector do vestuário: o caso português. XII encontro Nacional de Siot, Lisbon, Portugal

  • Paulos, M (2009) Are societal changes new? Questions or trends and future perspections on Knowledge-based, SSTNET Worksphop (ESA), Graz, Austria

  • Paulos, M (2009) Futures of work and skills: some foresight exercises in Europe and USA, II Conferência Internacional do IET, Lisbon, Portugal

  • Paulos, M (2008) The globalisation in the clothing sector and its implications for work organisation: a view from the Portuguese case, First ISA Forum of Sociology, Barcelona, Spain

  • Paulos, M (2008) Cenários sobre a evolução do trabalho na Europa: métodos de construção de cenários, VI Congresso Português de Sociologia, Lisboa, Portugal

  • Paulos, M (2008) Futures of automobile industry and challenges on sustainable development and mobility 16º Gerpisa International Colloquium, Turin, Italy

 Educational Background

Master in Sociology (2009)

BA in Sociology (2002)