Lifelong Learning Programme With the support of the Lifelong Learning Programme of the European Union

Ιnnovation Swap Workshop in Portugal

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On the 8th May 2015, Ciência Viva organised the international “Innovation Swap Workshop” (ISW) in Portugal. The event brought together 56 participants – 33 teachers, 11 students, 10 experts / speakers, 2 representatives of the Ministry of Education – and 12 project partners.

The ISW was an opportunity for participants to exchange examples of good practices carried out in Portuguese and British schools and in different institutions with STEM programmes for students. A debate on gender issues (how to promote girls’ interest in engineering courses) followed the presentations. The teachers’ also evaluated the event in an anonymous questionnaire, and so far, all respondents have attributed 4 (scale: 1 to 4) to the item Global Evaluation of the Event. Although some respondents suggested more time should have been allocated for debate.

The full report on the workshop can be found here (pdf), where you can also find more information about the projects and education materials discussed.


Lifelong Learning Programme MARCH (MAking science Real in SCHools) project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.
British Council British Science Association Forum Demokrit Jungvornweg Science on Society Education Development Centre Ciencia Viva Center for the Promotion of Science Educational Radio-Television Directorate, Greek Ministry of Education