Welcome to GILT Research Unit

We are located in the College of Engineering (ISEP) and we are focused on the analysis, design and development of scientific and technical knowledge in the fields of Learning Technology, Assistive Technology, Serious Games, Interaction and Health Technology.

STEAME Teacher Facilitators Academy: Open Invitation to a Workshop in Porto

The STEAME-Academy project is co-funded by the European Union to develop various
innovations supporting STEAME Project-Based Learning Education. One of the key activities
involves organizing workshops and roundtable discussions. The inaugural workshop is
scheduled for April 5, 2024, with limited availability. Teachers or researchers interested
in participating are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Co-funding is available for
participants traveling from at least 100 km away. This funding, based on actual costs, is capped
at a maximum of 150 euro.

In addition to the financial support, the project will provide full-day catering for participants,
including coffee, lunch, and dinner. The 150 euros can be utilized for travel expenses and/or
accommodation, particularly for those who may need to stay overnight at a hotel.

The preliminary programme of the workshop and RT is indicated below:

09:00 Registration
09:30 – 10:20 Introduction to the STEAME-ACADEMY project: STEAME LEARNING SPACES
10:20 – 11:40 Module A, STEAME PROJECT-BASED LEARNING (PBL), two parallel threads
11:40 – 12:00 Coffee Break
12:00 – 13:20 Module B, STEAME LEARNING & CREATIVITY PLANS, two parallel threads
13:20 – 14:30 Lunch
14:30 – 15:50 Module C, STEAME EVALUATION METHODS: emphasis in PBL
15:50 – 16:10 Coffee break
16:10 – 17:10 Round Table on STEAME Education – Discussion
17:10 – 17:30 Reflections and Evaluation
19:00 – 21:00 Dinner

For expression of interest, please APPLY HERE.

Venue: Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto, School of Engineering –
Polytechnic of Porto

Special STEAME-ACADEMY training certificates will be given to all participants.

BioMaps: Best Practice label

BioMaps, an Erasmus project that ended in June 20223, was awarded a Best Practice label by its evaluators. This project exploits digital cartography to raise awareness to the European culture such as literature, addressing it in an innovative way, through the elaboration of biographies of geographical bases.

The project complements the design of the BioMaps – including the BioMaps of the Portuguese authors – with the mobility of students to secondary schools that prepared a literary route through their countries. This project dealt with the collaboration between different educational levels, from school to higher education, improving teachers’ training in digital aspects and spatial representation.

The project involved six partners, including the Polytechnic of Porto, from four countries: Belgium, Hungary, Portugal, Spain.

SA2CC Kick-Off Meeting at USV, Suceava – day 2

On the second day of the SA2CC project kick-off meeting at the University of Suceava, participants discussed and decided on key elements for project success. This included implementing a collaboration tool and designing the project’s website, refining the draft quality plan, adopting equipment specifications, establishing a reporting procedure, and addressing dissemination activities and priorities. The day concluded with participants outlining next steps, demonstrating a shared commitment to the project’s success and its contributions to sustainable agriculture and climate change resilience.

The kick-off meeting has set the tone for collaborative efforts in the SA2CC project. With a clear roadmap established, partners are poised to make significant strides in sustainable agriculture, forestry, and small-scale livestock production to mitigate the impact of climate change.

The project, funded under the ERASMUS-EDU-2023-CBHE program, is anticipated to make a lasting impact on climate resilience and sustainable practices in the agricultural sector. As the teams disperse, they carry with them not only the momentum generated during the kick-off but also a shared commitment to the success of the SA2CC initiative.

SA2CC Kick-Off Meeting at USV, Suceava – day 1

The SA2CC project (Sustainable Agriculture, Forestry, and small-scale Livestock production towards Climate Change) marked a significant milestone with its kick-off meeting held at the University of Suceava (USV) on Thursday, January 25th, extending to Friday, January 26th.

Hosted by USV, the event brought together the project partners for a face-to-face meeting following the initial online session in December. The project is set to address critical issues related to climate change resilience in agriculture and livestock production.

In this first day, the event began with a warm welcome and an introduction to the University of Suceava, allowing participants to familiarize themselves with the host institution and its role in the SA2CC project. A significant focus was placed on the presentation of the draft partnership agreement, with collaborators engaging in thorough deliberations to ensure alignment with the shared vision and project goals. The meeting also finalized members for the Steering Committee and Quality Committee, establishing a foundation for effective governance and quality assurance throughout the project’s lifecycle. Project leaders provided a comprehensive overview, detailing work packages, milestones, and the schedule for deliverable submissions, offering participants a holistic understanding of the project’s scope and objectives.