Author Archives: Ale Okada

I am a researcher at the Open University UK and visiting lecturer in Brazil and Portugal. My interests are innovative uses of educational technology in Science. I worked as a ICT teacher in international schools in Brazil for more then 10 years. I used the UK Science upd8 in various schools and teacher's CPD. I then moved to the UK to complete my PhD in inquiry based learning and collaborated with the upd8 team in creating learning objects and interactive content. Now I am principal investigator in three international inquiry projects: weSPOT, ENGAGE and Urban Inquiries. I am glad to participate in this community : )

An inspiring conference, say science educators…

The ENGAGE project conference, at the Open University on March 11th, was a unique event designed to launch a community of innovative science teachers.  Funded by the European Commission (EC), this event brought together more than 80 Science teachers from right across England, as well as Russia and Brazil. The conference themes were chosen by the teachers themselves, […]

Zika discussion in Brazil

Grupo de discussão – auditório do CETEP / Irecê, BA – Brasil Data: 09/12/16 Turno: vespertino Duração aproximada: 1 hora Participantes: uma mediadora, dois professores, uma coordenadora e os estudantes do terceiro e quarto ano do curso de administração. VÍDEO 1 Professor: Bom, nós estamos agora, nesse momento com um grupo de alunos e professores […]

ENGAGE EXTERMINAR – encontro de estudantes, professores, pesquisadores e cientistas

Nosso encontro HANGOUT – clique aqui URL 1 – Pre Questionario 2 – Introducao EXTERMINAR – Argumentacao para Escrita from Alexandra Okada 3 – Litemap e Texto Preliminar Exemplo de Mapa      Referencia para anotacao 4 – Conversa com Cientista Andrea Berardi Slides 5- Completando Mapas e texto Exemplo de Mapa 6- Questionario final – […]

Connected Teachers  in Spain tweet key benefits of using ENGAGE

These images are from the school Colegio Corazón de María in Gijón in Spain. Connected Teachers are  tweeting   key benefits of using ENGAGE. Social media are very useful for them to share  their pedagogical strategies on   how they can integrate the lesson in their teaching plan, as well as their  students’ learning outcomes. These comments were […]

Teachers across the world highlight various key inquiry skills  for Responsible Research and Innovation

Equipping the next generation with knowledge skills and attitude for RRI through ENGAGE resources “Resource very useful, it requires students to reflect on the progress of biology techniques and evaluate the pros and cons of its use.”  Material: GM Decision  used on 16  March 2016  in Portugal Coimbra “My students have enjoyed this activity over […]

ENGAGE project presents various outcomes at the RRI-Tools conference

Ale Okada, technical coordinator of the European project ENGAGE, invited as a speaker, presented various outcomes of the project and its impact in EDUCATION. The conference “Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) IN ACTION” organised by RRI Tools project supported by the European Commission was held  in Brussels on the  21st – 22nd of November 2016. This event brought together 200 […]

Teachers and students enjoyed GM decision in Israel!

Exciting and topical resources for youth! “I liked the explanations and activities – they cross borders and ages.Teacher can transfer the matter as it is to lower grades (elementary school) and can also be used in higher grades (high school). I taught this unit to 11th grade students, majoring in Bio-technology. These students have a […]


Aprendizagem Colaborativa Aberta para Inovação e Pesquisa Responsavel Reunião do Grupo de Pesquisa Colearn e convidados para discutir estratégias de pesquisa e produção acadêmica em torno do tema Aprendizagem e Pesquisa Colaborativa Aberta – Brasil – Portugal – Reino Unido. A discussão será em torno da educação contemporânea, pesquisa responsável e inovação (RRI), Litemap  envolvendo […]

Various educators from Brazil will develop ENGAGE project

More than 40 educators from Brazilian schools and universities in Bahia  (northeast) and Parana (south) discussed today about Responsible Research and Innovation, the ENGAGE  new materials and  how to run Exterminate & Green phone projects in BRAZIL The group of teachers will be supported by  a team  of  researchers: from UNEB Brazil: Dr. Sonia Pinto, (Scientific Literacy) Dr. Silvar […]