Seminar on “Social Representations of African History in the Angolan Education System”

11 de April, 2024 | Chisoka Simões | News

A Communication and Diversity Seminar titled “Social Representations of African History in the Angolan Educational System” took place on April 11th in the Institute of Social Sciences Sala de Reuniões. Jacob Lussento Cupata, from the Higher Institute of Educational Sciences of Sumbe (ISCED/S), Angola, led this seminar from

During the session, Jacob Lussento Cupata explored relevant aspects of teaching African History in the Angolan educational context, particularly emphasising the first cycle of secondary education. As a teacher and researcher, Cupata is dedicated to studying pedagogical practices and analysing the textbooks used in the country.

Seminar on “Social Representations of African History in the Angolan Educational System”. Photo: Tatiane Oliveira

Seminar on “Social Representations of African History in the Angolan Educational System”. Photo: Tatiane Oliveira

Seminar on “Social Representations of African History in the Angolan Educational System”. Photo: Tatiane Oliveira

Jacob Lussento Cupata holds a PhD in Cultural Studies from the University of Minho/Portugal, a Master’s degree in Intercultural Relations from the Open University of Lisbon/Portugal, and a Bachelor’s degree in Education Sciences with a focus on History Teaching from Agostinho Neto University/Angola. He is an Assistant Professor and Head of the Department of Teaching and Research in Social Sciences at the Higher Institute of Educational Sciences of Sumbe (ISCED/S), teaching courses in African History, Pedagogical Practices, and Cultural Anthropology. Currently, he is a collaborating researcher at the Centre for Communication and Society Studies (CECS) of the University of Minho, specialising in Cultural Studies, and also a member of the “MigraMediaActs – Migrations, Media, and Activisms in Portuguese Language: Decolonizing Media Landscapes and Imagining Alternative Futures” project team. His main research areas include social representations, interculturality, African History, analysis of textbooks, and social memory and identity.