Cristina Mendes da Costa

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Family, community and school are privileged contexts to acquire and consolidate fundamental values for governing individual life and interpersonal relations across lifespan, and such learning is more effective if there is congruence in the messages learned, and if children and adolescents are stimulated to develop critical thinking competences to deal with(More)
In Portugal, the need for health educational campaigns to reduce antibiotic misuse, and the implementation of handwashing and hygiene measures to reduce cross-transmission have become national priorities. The implementation of the e-Bug Project in our country has been conducted by the Directorate-General for Health as the beneficiary entity of the Project,(More)
The young learners of today tend to show little enthusiasm for formal schooling. This does not necessarily mean pupils are not interested in learning or developing new skills and competences. In fact, the opposite often happens in the informal settings they belong to. Finding ways of transferring pupil’s informal learning to the school setting is therefore(More)
Environmental issues are a critical factor for the today industry competitiveness. Indeed, the society and the individual consumers could set a common framework for companies’ commitment and engagement regarding environment protection. Redesign the process, recover by-products or reuse effluents are some of the possible actions towards an eco-efficient(More)
This paper aims to demonstrate the potential of using the socio-constructivism approach and Information and Communication Technologies (ITC) to engage elementary school children in STEM learning. This study is based on a group of elementary school children, who have had the opportunity to learn scientific concepts through the use of prototypes, the(More)
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