by Maria João Fonseca, Fernando Tavares, Susana Pereira, & Júlio Borlido-Santos (University of Porto, Portugal)
The II International Meeting of Casa das Ciências (the Portuguese Online Platform for Science Teachers – www.casadasciencias.org) took place at the Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto, from 14th to 16th July 2014, under the theme “Education and Dissemination of Science in Digital Home World of XXI Century”. The event was attended by Portuguese and foreign teachers of primary, lower secondary and upper secondary education and by several Portuguese experts in various scientific domains. During the three days of the event, approximately 400 participants attended a wide range of plenary and parallel sessions, workshops and panel discussions.
The PARRISE project, its structure and main objectives were presented to about 40 teachers in an oral communication entitled “PARRISE Project – Innovation in Science Teacher Education”.
In addition to the above mentioned communication, a workshop on bioinformatics – The use of bioinformatics to promote learning about antibiotic resistance in Secondary Education, which tackled one of the activities comprised in an exemplar considered in WP4 (“Microbiology recipes: antibiotics à la carte”), was also promoted. This workshop, attended by 18 participants, allowed to highlight the educational potential of the use of bioinformatics tools in the classroom.
Finally, the PARRISE project brochure was also made available to the participants on a stand during the event.
Photos from the II International Meeting of Casa das Ciências Porto event