She was born in Valpaços on 23 December 1980. She has a degree in Chemistry, a Master in Multimedia Education and a PhD in Teaching and Dissemination of Sciences from the Faculty of Science of the University of Porto (FCUP). She is Assistant Professor and member of the Science Education Unit at the same Faculty. She is also a member of the Centre for Research in Chemistry at the University of Porto (CIQUP). She is the coordinator of the specialization in Education of the Master in Multimedia, and the tutor of the Education area of the PhD Program in Digital Media (UT Austin | Portugal) of the University of Porto. She is a member of the Scientific Committee of those courses and of the Master in Physics and Chemistry in School Context (FCUP). She is supervisor or co-supervisor of several PhD Thesis and Dissertations in progress. She has supervised numerous Dissertations in the areas of ​​Educational Technology and Chemistry teaching. She is engaged, as a trainer, in the development of courses on Continuing Education for teachers. She has published articles in national and international Chemistry, Education and Educational Technology journals. She has presented lectures in schools, conferences and scientific meetings, in the field of Chemistry Teaching and the use of computers in teaching. She is co-author of textbooks, popular science books and educational software for Chemistry and Physics teaching.

2.1. The main biographical data are indicated in Table 1.

Table 1 – Biographical data.

NameCarla Susana Lopes Morais
Birth Date23/12/1980
ParentsAntónio Manuel Tiago Hermenegildo Morais
Elvira Aurora Carvela Lopes Morais
Place of BirthValpaços
NationalityPortuguesa
Marital statusSolteira
Citizen Card number11769207
VAT number226015866

3.2. Post-Doctorate in Science Teaching, from the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Porto (final grade: Approved [highest grade]). Theme of the report: Promotion of inquiry-based science education (IBSE) approaches in Chemistry and Physics teaching, 2012.  Link

3.1. The academic degrees obtained up to now are listed in Table 2.

Table 2 – Academic degrees awarded by the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Porto.

DateDegreeSpecializationClassification
2011PhDin Teaching and Dissemination of Sciences LinkThesis: Production, Implementation and assessment of digital education resources for Chemistry teaching at the Secondary level (7th, 8th and 9th grades) LinkApproved with Distinction
(by unanimity)
2006MA in Multimedia Education LinkDissertation: Digital Chemistry: Digital resources in Chemistry teaching: an experiment in the 7th grade LinkVery Good
(by unanimity)
2004Graduation in Chemistry Link Pedagogical area15

4.1. SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATIONS

1. BOOKS

1.1. Paiva, J. C., Morais, C., & Moreira, L. (2015). O Multimédia no Ensino das Ciências: cinco anos de investigação e ensino em Portugal [Multimedia in Science Teaching: five years of research and teaching in Portugal]. Lisbon: Fundação Francisco Manuel dos Santos. ISBN: 978‑989‑8819‑17‑8 Link

2. ARTICLES

2.4. Paiva, J. C., Morais, C., & Moreira, L. (2017). Activities with Parents on the Computer: an ecological framework. Journal of Education Technology & Society, 20(2), 1-14http://www.ifets.info/download_pdf.php?j_id=76&a_id=1803

Citation indexed: ISI Web of Science e SCOPUS (Q1; IF= 1,376) Link

2.3. Paiva, J. C., Morais, C., Costa, L., & Pinheiro, L. (2016). The shift from “e-learning” to “learning”: Invisible technology and the dropping of the “e”. British Journal of Educational Technology, 47 (2), 226–238. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/bjet.12242.

Citation indexed: ISI Web of Science e SCOPUS (Q1; IF= 1,982) Link

2.2. Araújo, J. L., Morais, C., & Paiva, J. C. (2015). Poetry and alkali metal: Building bridges to study the atomic radius and the ionization energy. Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 16, 893-900. DOI:  http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C5RP00115C.

Citation indexed: ISI Web of Science e SCOPUS (Q1; IF= 2,091) Link

2.1. Morais, C. (2015). Storytelling with chemistry and related hands-on activities: Non-formal learning experiences to prevent “chemophobia” and promote young children´s scientific literacy. Journal of Chemical Education, 92(1), 58–65. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/ed5002416.

Citation indexed: ISI Web of Science, SCOPUS (Q2; IF= 1,201) Link

4.2. PEDAGOGICAL AND POPULAR SCIENCE PUBLICATIONS

1. SCHOOL BOOKS (TEXTBOOKS, ACTIVITY BOOK AND TEACHER’S BOOK)

1.3. Paiva, J. C., Ferreira, A., Vale, J., Morais, C., & Gil, V. (2017). 12Q – Química, 12.º ano [12Q – Chemistry, 12th grade]. Lisbon: Texto Editores. Link

1.2. Paiva, J. C., Ferreira, A., Matos, G., Morais, C., & Fiolhais, C. (2016). 11Q – Química, 11.º ano [11Q – Chemistry, 11th grade]. Lisbon: Texto Editores. Link1 Link2

1.1. Costa, S., Fiolhais, C., Fiolhais, M., Gil, V., Morais, C., & Paiva, J. C. (2015). Universo FQ –Ciências Físico-Químicas, 9.º ano [FQ Universe – Chemistry and Physics Sciences, 9th grade]. Lisbon: Texto Editores. Link1 Link2 Link3

2. POPULAR SCIENCE BOOKS

2.2. Morais, C., & Paiva, J. C. (2014). Porque pirilampiscam os pirilampos?… e muitas outras perguntas luminosas sobre química [Why do fireflies fire light?… and many other luminous questions about chemistry]. Lisboa: Gradiva. Link1 Link2

2.1. Morais, C., & Teixeira, P. M. (2012). Histórias com Química [Stories with Chemistry]. Vila do Conde: QuidNovi.  Link

This publication is part of the National Reading Plan [Plano Nacional de Leitura]. Link

5.1. INSTITUTIONAL ADDRESS

Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade do Porto
Departamento de Química e Bioquímica
Unidade de Ensino das Ciências
Rua do Campo Alegre, 687
4169-007 Porto

 

5.2. CONTACTS

E-mail: cmorais@fc.up.pt
Telephone: (+351) 220 402 529
Mobile phone: (+351) 93 833 1 777

 

5.3. ONLINE INFORMATION

Faculty of Sciences of the University of Porto

ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0002-2136-0019

ORCID QR code: my_orcid_qrcode

Researcher ID, Web of Knowledge: M-4813-2013 (http://www.researcherid.com/rid/M-4813-2013)

Scopus Author ID: 55921269800

ResearchGate: http://www.researchgate.net/profile/Carla_Morais8

Authenticus – AuthID: R-000-32B: https://www.authenticus.pt/en/profileOfResearchers/publicationsList/3147

Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.pt/citations?user=tf4Ovr4AAAAJ&hl=pt-PT&oi=ao

DeGóis: http://www.degois.pt/visualizador/curriculum.jsp?key=7153251562154124

Academia.edu: http://fcup.academia.edu/CarlaMorais

 

5.4. TRAINER CERTIFICATE FROM THE SCIENTIFIC-PEDAGOGICAL COMMITEE OF CONTINUING EDUCATION

(CCPFC/RFO – 21089/06) in the following areas and domains: B05 – Education in (Chemistry), C08 – Experimental Pedagogy, C15 – Educational Technologies (Computing/Computing Application), C17 – Educational Technologies (registered in 2006, updated in 2014). Link