About SCoRE

Welcome to SCoRE’17

The Research Centre on Didactics and Technology in the Education of Trainers from the University of Aveiro (UA), Portugal, is pleased to announce the 1st edition of Autumn School CIDTFF entitled “SCoRE’17 – Science Communication for Researchers in Education: how to do it successfully”, which will take place from November 5th to 10th, 2017.


In a world dominated by an economical terminology and discourse, we could say that the research productivity rates are higher than ever. New studies and findings pop up in the news every day and flash travel across the globe through social media, such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. And yet which studies and which findings?

Education and sustainability are key concepts nowadays, whether they are used separately or as interrelated and interdependent. But do researchers in Education promote the sustainability of their research and findings? To be sustainable, research in Education must be understandable, accessible, applicable and, most important, a topic of discussion out of the closed research community.

Have you ever been asked questions like: What exactly do you do? How does research in Education really works? Is your research project going to change anything? Well, it is time to change that. In this course, participants will have the opportunity to work with experts in Science Communication in order to develop competences that will allow them to turn their research into a society’s matter.

Purpose and aims

The main purpose of this programme is to develop the participants’ competences in Science Communication aiming at different audiences (e.g., politicians, academics, teachers and students and public in general) by (i) using different approaches (e.g., press releases, infographics), and (ii) adopting diverse media channels (e.g., YouTube, Facebook, newspapers).

It will involve different experts and trainers [keynote speakers, professors/monitors and post-doctoral researchers] in Science Communication and research in Education that stand out for communicating science in a creative way.

SCoRE’17 will be a unique experience for those who wish to learn how to communicate their research in multiple ways and to contribute to public awareness about research in Education.

SCoRE’17 aims to:

_increase participants’ engagement and expertise in different Science Communication approaches for diverse publics (such as educational and political);

_enhance participants’ transversal competences, such as autonomous learning, reflective competences, digital competences, data management, and public presentation;

_promote an international academic network of “Science Communication on research in Education”.

Autumn School Organization

SCoRE’17 Coordinators 

Cecília Guerra

Rita Tavares

Helena Araújo e Sá


Organizing Committee 

Ana Oliveira

Ana Varela

Ângela Espinha

Carla Ferreira

Joana Pereira

Margarida Marques

Constança Mendonça

Liliana Oliveira

Rosa Paula Varela


Scientific Committee

Ana Raquel Simões

Ana Rodrigues

Manuela Gonçalves

Nilza Costa

Rui Vieira

António Pedro Costa

Lúcia Pombo

Mónica Lourenço

Vânia Carlos

Xana Sá Pinto



SCoRE’17 will be supported by the Research Centre on Didactics and Technology in the Education of Trainers (CIDTFF) at the Department of Education and Psychology of the University of Aveiro (UA), Portugal.

SCoRE’17 sessions will take place at Fábrica Ciência Viva de Aveiro. The meals will predictably take place at the Snack-Bar/Self-Service.

Keynote speakers

Day 1 (November 5th) Welcome day


Joana Lobo Antunes

NOVA University of Lisbon, Portugal


Day 2 (November 6th)


Aitor Eguinoa

University of Navarra, Spain


Day 3 (November 7th)

What’s up Science?

António Granado

NOVA University of Lisbon, Portugal


Day 4 (November 8th)


Malcolm Love

Famelab International, United Kingdom

Paulo Nuno Vicente

NOVA University of Lisbon, Portugal

Nuno Barbosa

University of Aveiro, Portugal


Day 5 (November 9th)


Alexandre Gamela

Botanic Garden of the University of Coimbra, Portugal


Day 6 (November 10th) Closing session

Pedro Pombo

Fábrica Centro de Ciência Viva de Aveiro




SCoRE’17 is a six/day intensive learning programme that will take place from November 5th to 10th, 2017.

The programme includes five seminars presented by different experts, focusing on Science Communication. Besides that, there will be group discussions, individual and collaborative work, project design, and presentation of projects’ results.

The participants will develop several transversal competences to become proficient science communicators and advanced problem solvers.

Day 1 (November 5th) – Welcome day

Joana Lobo Antunes (NOVA University of Lisbon, Portugal) 

Theme Objectives

Dialogue and reflection about the role of universities in Science Communication

To promote participants’ reflections on key issues about the role of higher education institutions in knowledge mobilization, in this case, in research in Education.
Social Programme: Thematic visit to “Fábrica Centro de Ciência Viva” and PubhD dinner


Day 2 (November 6th)

Aitor Eguinoa (University of Navarra, Spain)

Theme Objectives

Static infographics – how to select information and create an infographic to communicate science

To develop graphic competences, to be able to conceive an infographic to communicate science

Day 3 (November 7th)

António Granado (NOVA University of Lisbon, Portugal)

Theme Objectives
What´s up Science?

Media – how to organize information and write a press release to communicate science


To develop scientific writing competences, acknowledging the relevance of an appropriate textual organization of contents to communicate effectively in online platforms (e.g., Galileo, EUREKA, Universia).

Day 4 (November 8th)

Malcolm Love (Famelab International, United Kingdom)

Paulo Nuno Vicente (NOVA University of Lisbon, Portugal)

Nuno Barbosa (University of Aveiro, Portugal)

Theme Objectives

Short/animation video – how to select information to edit and use videos to communicate science

To develop audiovisual competences, to be able to edit a video to communicate science.

Day 5 (November 9th)

Alexandre Gamela (Botanic Garden of the University of Coimbra, Portugal)

Theme Objectives

Social media – how to use different networks (academic and non-academic) to communicate science

To develop online dissemination competences, to be able to use the social networks to communicate science (e.g., Facebook).

Day 6 (November 10th

Pedro Pombo (Fábrica Centro de Ciência Viva of Aveiro, Portugal)

Closing session – round table : Presentation and discussion about the work developed during the training week.

Social Programme: “AveiroTour”

Autumn School e-book



Who can attend?

SCoRE’17 is open to all motivated researchers in Education interested in Science Communication and aiming to communicate their research findings successfully.

Participants should be enthusiastic to learn, and ready for a fully immersive experience on a Science Communication training programme.

No previous experience in the topic is required. However, participants should have basic digital competences. Doctoral students and young educational researchers are encouraged to apply. The maximum number of participants is 20.

Proposal submission

We invite researchers to submit an abstract of a research project they are involved in at the moment (maximum of 1000 words) and a motivation letter (maximum of 250 words). Both texts should be written in English.

The abstract should have a title (of the research project) and include a short description of (a) the research purpose, questions and/or aims, (b) conceptual framework, (c) methodology, (d) (expected) outcomes, (e) timetable, and (f) references. Participants will also have to state why they want to attend SCoRE’17 in the motivation letter.

The submitted abstracts will be the basis for the workshops and their outcomes (e.g., press release, animation video), in order to meet the participants’ needs and expectations.

Proposals must be submitted at Easychair, until May 31st   June 30th, 2017

Authors will be notified until June 30th   July 30th, 2017


Early bird registration: 200€ (until August 31st, 2017)

Late registration: 270€ (until September 30th, 2017)

Course fee includes:


_course materials

_coffee breaks


_social programme (PubhD Dinner and Aveiro Tour)


5 scholarships (no fee) for research fellows of CIDTFF.

5 scholarships (no fee) for PhD students in Education and in Multimedia in Education from the Department of Education and Psychology.

Important dates

Deadline for submitting proposals: June 30th, 2017

Notification to the participants: July 30th, 2017

Deadline for early registration: August 31st, 2017

Deadline for registration: September 30th, 2017

SCoRE’17: November 5th to 10th, 2017


Once you’ve received the acceptance notification by email, it is very important that you confirm your intention to attend by carrying out the following steps (be careful with the deadlines):

1) Submit the registration form by August 5th
The link to the form should be sent to you by email, along with the notification.

If you are unable to attend the Autumn School please withdraw your submission(s) as soon as possible by sending an email to de-score2017@ua.pt.

2) Pay the registration fee
Please send an e-mail to de-score2017@ua.pt attaching the proof of payment (.pdf file)

The non-payment of the registration fee will make it impossible for us to keep your vacancy.

Please be aware that there will be no fee return.

Payment modalities

1. Bank transfer
Bank: Caixa Geral de Depósitos | Agência da Universidade de Aveiro
IBAN: PT50 0035 0836 0000 2018 7300 7

2. Bank check
Adressed to University of Aveiro and sent to the Secretariat of the 1st Autumn School CIDTFF (Rosa Paula Varela, Universidade de Aveiro, Departamento de Educação e Psicologia, Campus Universitário de Santiago, 3810-193 Aveiro, Portugal)

3. Money order
Payable to University of Aveiro and sent to the Secretariat of the 1st Autumn School CIDTFF (Rosa Paula Varela, Universidade de Aveiro, Departamento de Educação e Psicologia, Campus Universitário de Santiago, 3810-193 Aveiro, Portugal)


European Credit Transfer System (ECTS):We are pleased to announce that this Autumn School is accredited according to European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) by the University of Aveiro with 2 ECTS.

Each participant of the Autumn School may obtain a Certificate of Attendance or a Certificate of Approval, depending on whether he/she requires evaluation. In each case, the certificate will be issued by the University of Aveiro.

To obtain a Certificate of Approval, the participant must attend at least 80% of the Autumn School and get a minimum grade of 10.

Travel and accommodation

Accommodation Partnerships

Abeiro Inn

Special prices for SCoRE’17 participants: 20% discount
_5-minute walk of the University of Aveiro, and a 10-minute walk of the city center
_modern rooms (flat-screen with cable TV and free Wi-Fi)
_daily breakfast
_communal kitchen (fully equipped)

Abeiro Inn
Avenida Araújo e Silva, 49
3819-049 Aveiro

Reservation contacts
E-mail: abeiroinn@gmail.com
Telephone: +351 967 270 309
More information available at Abeiro Inn



Flying to Portugal

The closest airport is Francisco Sá Carneiro International Airport in Oporto, located some 85 kms to the north of Aveiro.

However, you can also travel to Humberto Delgado International Airport in Lisbon, located 250 kms to the south of Aveiro.

From Oporto to Aveiro

The best way to travel from Oporto to Aveiro is by train. The journey from the Oporto airport to the train station (called Porto-Campanhã) can be done by taxi or subway (less expensive).

From Lisbon to Aveiro

The best way to travel from Lisbon to Aveiro is by train. The journey from the Lisbon airport to the train station (called Lisboa-Oriente) can be done by metrobus or taxi (more expensive).