Cacilda Moura has a graduation in Physics and Chemistry (Teaching) and a PhD in Physics. She is Assistant Professor at the Physics Department, School of Sciences of University of Minho and is responsible by different curricular units, of the field of Physics, in several undergraduate and master courses at the School of Sciences and at the School of Engineering of the University of Minho. Her scientific expertise is Raman spectroscopy and she is author and co-author of several articles published in WoS indexed journals. She is co-author of textbooks for Physics teaching of the 10th and 11th grade of secondary schools. She is interested in innovation in teaching and learning practices, being part of one of the UMinho’s communities of practice focused on the use of Audience Response Systems (ARS).
Flávia Vieira is Full Professor in the Institute of Education and holds a PhD in Teaching Methodologies. She teaches in the fields of teacher education, pedagogical supervision, and educational research. She has coordinated studies and projects on pedagogy at university with a focus on articulating teaching, research and professional development, thus exploring and promoting a scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) in higher education.
Manuel João Costa is Associate Professor in the School of Medicine. He is a Biochemist and holds a PhD in Biomedical Sciences. He has taught in Science and Science Teaching programmes, and more recently in the Medicine programme. He is particularly interested in understanding and solving students’ difficulties with biochemistry concepts, and seeks to develop innovative teaching approaches. He coordinates the Medical Education Unit in the School of Medicine, where he manages staff training courses. His recent research focuses on medical students’ development and the innovation of teaching and learning in higher education.
Rui M. Lima is Associate Professor in the School of Engineering and holds a PhD in Production and Systems Engineering. He teaches in the fields of production management, project management, and lean manufacturing. A significant part of his research activity relates to Engineering Education with a focus on Project-Based Learning (PBL), University Business Cooperation (UBC) and competences of the professional profile, and he has developed training courses on these topics for higher education teachers.
Rui Oliveira is Assistant Professor in the School of Sciences. He is a pharmacist and holds a PhD in Sciences. He teaches in the fields of cellular and molecular biology in programmes of the Schools of Sciences and Engineering. He has a long experience in course direction and was the director of the undergraduate degree in Applied Biology. He is interested in the use of internet resources and information technologies in teaching, and he has explored the use of biological databases, blogs, and audience response systems..