Maria João Silva


Biographical note

Coordinating Professor at the Escola Superior de Educação, Instituto Politécnico de Lisboa.

Post-doctorate in Multisensory Interfaces in Environmental Education Contexts, in 2010, from the University of Coimbra, Faculty of Science and Technology.

PhD in Environmental Engineering in 1999 from Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Faculty of Science and Technology. Master in Master in Information Systems and Technologies, Specialty in Information Technologies in Education in 1993 by the University of Coimbra Faculty of Sciences and Technology. Degree in Environmental Engineering in 1985 from Universidade Nova de Lisboa Faculty of Science and Technology.

Participation as the responsible Researcher in a Portugal 2020 Project and as a Researcher in a project financed by FCT and in a Project financed locally. Participation in several unfunded research projects.

Orientation of one doctoral thesis, completed in 2013. Orientation and co-supervision of multiple master’s dissertations, namely: in the Master in Experimental Science Teaching in the 1st and 2nd Cycles of Basic Education at Escola Superior de Educação, Instituto Politécnico do Porto; in the Master in Didactics of Natural Sciences and Mathematics at the Escola Superior de Educação, Polytechnic Institute of Porto; in the Master in Teaching of the 1st Cycle of Basic Education and Mathematics and Nature Sciences in the 2nd Cycle of Basic Education at the Escola Superior de Educação de Lisboa, Instituto Politécnico de Lisboa.

Publication of multiple articles in specialized magazines and book chapters.

President of the Scientific Council of the Escola Superior de Educação, Polytechnic Institute of Porto, from 2003 to 2004.

Member of the group that created and coordinated the Master in Environmental Education since 2016.

Member of the group that created the Master in Didactics of Natural Sciences and Mathematics in 2014.

Coordinator of the Master in Experimental Science Teaching in the 1st and 2nd Cycles of Basic Education at the Escola Superior de Educação, Polytechnic Institute of Porto from 2010 to 2012.

Coordinator of the Research Line “Educational and Formative Contexts) at inED (Center for Research and Innovation in Education at the Higher School of Education of the Polytechnic Institute of Porto), between 2013 and 2014.

Organization of several scientific events.

Integration of the editorial team of Revista Da Investiga to the Practices: Studies of an Educational Nature.

Member of the Scientific Committee for Interaction Journals, since 2016, and Latin American Journal of Geography and Gender, since 2012.

Editorial director of Sensos eletrónica magazine (Sensos-e), a multimedia magazine, from 2012 to 2015.

Areas of academic and scientific interest

  • TIC em Educação Ambiental
  • Educação Ambiental
  • Educação Sexual
  • Género