Sisifo is an online journal produce at Educational Sciences R&D Unit of the University of Lisbon.

From Sisifo Website:

The main purpose of this journal is to bring UI&DCE’s scientific production to the fore, via a first-line publication and diffusion capable of enhancing further discussion among researchers both within and outside the Unit. We opted for a bilingual edition (in Portuguese and English) as a strategic move to internationalize our research activity, helping to promote interchanges that make networks and projects surpassing the internal scope of the Educational Sciences R&D Unit of the University of Lisbon and crossing national borders not only viable, but also sustainable and visible.

This journal is clearly a publication in the field of Educational Sciences, regarded as part of a broader field – that of social and human sciences, the limitations of which are the result of historical and social factors, found both within and outside the social field of research practices.

The title chosen for the journal also requires a brief explanation. Scientific work is a constant search for truth through a knowledge which is always provisional and conjectural. It is a permanent and never ending task, which implies questioning results and always beginning again. It is from these characteristics of scientific work that it is possible to compare the human adventure in the search for knowledge with Sisyphus fate of incessantly restarting the same task. Our suggestion is to imagine the researcher, as has actually been suggested by Albert Camus, less as an “absurd hero” and more as a “fortunate Sisyphus”.

Our ambition is to publish three issues a year. Each edition of the journal is organized in thematic dossiers and has a responsible editor.


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