I am very passionate about marine sciences, so I try to bring my enthusiasm to every lecture or lesson I prepare. I believe in my role as a facilitator: engaging my students with challenging topics, providing a space so they can develop their own ideas, stimulating them to question and actively seek solutions for different problems, while being there to support them when they reach out.
My primary goals as an educator are to inspire my students with meaningful lessons, and to stimulate them to self-learn. I know that every student is different and learns at different paces, so I believe it is important to get to know my students, their backgrounds, abilities and interests, weaknesses and strengths, so I can prepare meaningful lessons, and assist them as they grow.
I aim to provide my students with a learning space that is safe, respectful, supportive, and welcoming.
Instructional Skills Workshop (Centre for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning, CIRTL) - University of British Columbia, Canada. 2022.
Scientific Reporting and Didactics. Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium. 2012.
Methodological Foundations of Science Teaching. Universidade Federal do Rio Grande, Brazil. 2007.
Didactics. Universidade Federal do Rio Grande, Brazil. 2005.
Philosophy of Education. Universidade Federal do Rio Grande, Brazil. 2005.
Educational Psychology. Universidade Federal do Rio Grande, Brazil. 2005.
Sociology of Education. Universidade Federal do Rio Grande, Brazil. 2005.
EOSC270 Marine Ecosystems. University of British Columbia. Guest lecture. Topic: Marine mammals and the marine ecosystems
EOSC270 Marine Ecosystems. University of British Columbia. Guest lecture. Topic: Polar Ecosystems II: Food webs and human threats.
Nekton - marine mammals. Undergrad students (Bachelor in Oceanography, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande, FURG). Topics: Trophic ecology and feeding habits of marine mammals; Techniques and methods to assess feeding habits; Age and Growth of marine mammals. 2018.
Projeto Parceiros do Mar ("Sea Friends Project", EcoMega, FURG): Lectures to children of different ages (from pre-school to teens) to talk about the marine megafauna in southern Brazil, and human-related threats. Multiple Schools. 2014 - 2016.
Biological Sciences. Secondary School students (Escola Estadual de Ensino Medio Bibiano de Almeida, Rio Grande, Brazil). 2008.
Sciences. Elementary School students (Escola Estatual de Ensino Medio Lilia Neves, Rio Grande, Brazil). 2007.
Projeto Novo Horizonte (Horizon Project): Lectures to teenagers from different secondary and high schools about topics related to biological sciences, animal welfare, STDs, amongst others. Multiple Schools. 2007 - 2008.
Teaching Assistant. Discipline: Zoology of Chordata, Morphology & Biological Sciences Department (Universidade Federal do Rio Grande, Brazil). 2007.
Teaching Assistant. Discipline: Geological Sciences, Geosciences Department (Universidade Federal do Rio Grande, Brazil). 2006-2007.
I participated developing and teaching in the following projects:
Projeto Parceiros do Mar ("Friends of the sea Project"): created by the members of the laboratory EcoMega, FURG, to talk about the marine megafauna in southern Brazil, and human-related threats.
Projeto Novo Horizonte ("New Horizon Project"): A project created by Biological Sciences undergrad students to talk to teenagers of different secondary and high schools in Rio Grande, southern Brazil, about topics related to biological sciences, animal welfare, STDs, amongst others.
examples of materials
A simplified diagram of the Arctic food web during summer. In this lesson, we discussed the coupling between sea ice and pelagic food webs in polar regions
Diagram representing the benthic-pelagic coupling in the Arctic.
Diagram representing the importance of whales and krill on the cycling of iron in the Antarctic.
A slide showing the different types (ecotypes) of killer whales occurring in the Antarctic and their feeding behaviour.
Diagram representing the main surface and deep-water layers, and circulation patterns in Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic regions.