Technologies in STEM Education I


Knowledge of policies and national and international studies related to the teaching of STEM with technology:

Guidelines of the main documents published in recent decades about teaching STEM.

Methodologies and results of international comparative studies (PISA , TIMSS, etc.).


Organizing spaces for teaching STEM.

Planning of teaching activities.

Preparing professional documents (tests, presentations, etc.) for teaching activities.

Understanding the modes of knowledge production and its influence on teaching STEM.


Identify relevant literature on teaching STEM.

Use at a professional level word processing and imaging tools.

Using scientific software and data logging systems in teaching environments.

Read, interpret, criticize and systematize the literature on teaching STEM.

Create documents for use in the classroom, in a structured, coherent and concise manner.

General characterization





Responsible teacher

António Manuel Dias Domingos


Weekly - 2

Total - 91

Teaching language





Anderson, P. V. (2011). Technical Communication: A Reader-Centered Approach.

Black, Paul, & Atkin, J. M. (Eds.). (2005). Changing the Subject, Innovations in Science, Mathematics and Technology Education.

Eurydice. (2011). Science Education in Europe: National Policies, Practices and Research.

Hewitt, P. G., Lyons, S. A., Suchocki, J. A., Yeh, J., & Baird, D. (2007). Conceptual Integrated Science.

Liengme, B. V. (2009). A Guide to Microsoft Excel 2007 for Scientists and Engineers.

Meadows, D. H. (2008). Thinking in Systems: A Primer.

National Research Council. (2011). Successful K-12 STEM Education, Identifying Effective Approaches in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.

Rocard, M., et al. (2007). Science Education Now: A Renewed Pedagogy for the Future of Europe.

Teaching method

Exposure and discussion with the teacher and students, in general based on written or video documents.

Practical and laboratory activities with scientific equipment and software. Student performances and simulation classes.

Creating documents for use in educational activities, individually and in groups. Analysis and discussion of these documents.

Observation and analysis of classes and other activities in primary and secondary education.

Evaluation method

The evaluation is based on the portfolio of documents that each student builds throughout the course, as well as class participation and performance in class presentations and simulations.

Subject matter

Learning STEM with computer technologies: contributions of Psychology of Learning and Didactics.

The Nature of Science, Technology and Mathematics and its implications for teaching. Inquiry as a key concept in learning STEM. Policy documents in Portugal and the European Union.

Scientific text processing, advanced topics.

Fundamental concepts of scientific and technical illustration.

Spreadsheet, advanced topics in analysis of experimental data.

Video analysis with Tracker and Logger Pro.

Image analysis with ImageJ and digital microscopes.

Collaborative development of digital educational resources in STEM and use of Repositories.