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Bento Cavadas

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Bento Cavadas holds a degree in Biology/Geology Teaching from the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Porto and a PhD in Education Sciences from the Faculty of Education of the University of Salamanca, with the thesis "The evolution of secondary school natural science textbooks in Portugal, from 1836 to 2005". 

He is an Adjunct Professor at the Polytechnic University of Santarém, where he coordinates the Master's degree course in Primary School Teaching and Mathematics and Natural Science Teaching in Elementary School. He participated in several international projects, such as COST-EuroScitizen, and in Erasmus+ projects, such as ENREAC-HEI, YESI and the Teacher Academy Project - Teaching Sustainability.

He is author of school textbooks and other educational resources in the subject of Environmental Studies, Natural Sciences and Biology/Geology. He also integrates the CreativeLab_Sci&Math® project team.

Áreas de interesse académico e científico Areas of academic and scientific interest

  • Science teaching
  • Teacher training
  • School manuals
  • Integration of science and mathematics

Publicações Selecionadas Selected Publications

  • Mavrikaki, E.,   Realdon, G., Aivelo, T., Bajrami, A.,  Bakanay, C. D., Beniermann, A., Blagojević, J., Butkeviciene, E., Cavadas, B., … & Sá-Pinto, X. (2024). Evolution in European and Israeli school curricula–a comparative analysis. International Journal of Science Education
  • Cavadas, B., & Sá-Pinto, X. (2023). Conceptions of Portuguese Prospective Teachers about Real-Life Evolution Situations. Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 13(1), 95-119.
  • Cavadas, B., Rézio, S., Nogueira, J.R., & Branco, N. (2022).A Framework and a Research Design Proposal to Identify Preservice Teachers’ Integration Performance of Science and Mathematics. Can. J. Sci. Math. Techn. Educ. 22, 101-129.
  • Cavadas, B., & Correia, M. (2022). Students’ perceptions of an innovative learning environment in higher education: an exploratory analysis. Cuadernos de Psicología del Deporte, 22(2), 1-14.
  • Cavadas, B. (2021). Plate tectonics in Portuguese and Spanish science textbooks: from the 1960s to the 1980s. Earth Sciences History, 40(2), 538-565.