Teaching Philosophy

As a passionate marine scientist, I try to bring my enthusiast to every lecture or lesson I prepare. My primary goals as an educator are to inspire my students and to make lessons meaningful.

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 for solutions for different problems, while being there to support them when they reach out.

I know that every student is different and learns at different paces, so I believe it is really 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 to my students a learning space that is safe, respectful, supportive and welcoming.

Training

  1. Instructional Skills Workshop (Centre for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning, CIRTL) - University of British Columbia, Canada. 2022.

  2. Scientific Reporting and Didactics. Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium. 2012.

  3. Methodological Foundations of Science Teaching. Universidade Federal do Rio Grande, Brazil. 2007.

  4. Didactics. Universidade Federal do Rio Grande, Brazil. 2005.

  5. Philosophy of Education. Universidade Federal do Rio Grande, Brazil. 2005.

  6. Educational Psychology. Universidade Federal do Rio Grande, Brazil. 2005.

  7. Sociology of Education. Universidade Federal do Rio Grande, Brazil. 2005.

Teaching experience

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Biological Sciences. Secondary School students (Escola Estadual de Ensino Medio Bibiano de Almeida, Rio Grande, Brazil). 2008.

  4. Sciences. Elementary School students (Escola Estatual de Ensino Medio Lilia Neves, Rio Grande, Brazil). 2007.

  5. 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.

  6. Teaching Assistant. Discipline: Zoology of Chordata, Morphology & Biological Sciences Department (Universidade Federal do Rio Grande, Brazil). 2007.

  7. Teaching Assistant. Discipline: Geological Sciences, Geosciences Department (Universidade Federal do Rio Grande, Brazil). 2006-2007.

Teaching projects

I participated developing and teaching in the following projects:

  1. 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.

  2. 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.