Fernando is professor at the University of Lisbon since 1988. Currently he his Assistant Professor at the Instituto de Educação. He earned a PhD with a thesis about What Teachers Think and How They Use ICT in their Practices. He researchs in the field of learning, curriculum & technology and in the field of professional development of teachers to integrate ICT tools in their practices.
Fernando is member of the editorial board of several scientific international journals like the Digital Education Review (http://greav.ub.edu/der) or E-Curriculum (http://revistas.pucsp.br/index.php/curriculum) being co-founder and editor of the first scientific online journal on the field of ICT in education and training published in Portugal (http://eft.educom.pt).
He coordinated the Portuguese teams of different European projects in the area of pedagogical use of ICT, including projects like PEDACTICE, about evaluation of educational multimedia, IPETCCO, about innovative teaching practices, DIGIFOLIO, about electronic portfolios and teachers professional development, and TACCLE2, about teachers’ aids on creating content for learning environments.
At the national level Fernando was the coordinator of the national Distance Learning Project for Itinerant Students and coordinated the study about ICT Teachers Competencies and leaded the team who developed the Learning Outcomes in the area of ICT both studies for the Ministry of Education of Portugal.
Currently coordinates the project Amadora Aprender Digital, aiming at the integration of ICT in teachers’ practice, and the Portuguese team of the ERASMUS + project called StepUP-2ICT – Stepping Up to Technology in Adult Education towards Awareness, Assessment and Access.
He has several publications in these areas, some of them in english, which could be accessed on his research repository.