CIEC as international reference in Health Education and Health Promotion
Some moments of the BIOHEAD-CITIZEN project
The Health Education and Health Promotion area has been developed in CIEC throughout the years, with strong international connections, especially with European countries and Brazil.
One of the first and strongest mobilizing elements of this internationalization was the European project FP6-STREP " Biology, Health and Environmental Education for better Citizenship" (BIOHEAD-CITIZEN; CIT2-CT-2004-506015; 2004-2008), which was coordinated by the CIEC director, Prof. Graça S. Carvalho. This project involved 19 countries from Europe, Africa and the Middle East, where school textbooks, as well as teachers’ and future teachers’ conceptions were analysed six themes, being Health Education one of the priorities. In January 2014, the BIOHEAD-CITIZEN project was rewarded with the European prize “ Social Literacy LED Certificate”. BIOHEAD-CITIZEN project was awarded with the LED prize
The Strategic Partnership with France At European level, the close collaboration with France was of paramount importance, especially with the University Claude Bernard Lyon-1, initially though Prof. Pierre Clément, since 1999, involving research projects and participation in ten PhD juries and five Msc juries. One of the resulting products of this partnership was the PhD thesis in co-tutelle between the University of Minho and the University Lyon-1, carried out by the CIEC researcher, Zélia Anastácio, with the thesis on “Sexual Education in the 1st Cycle of Basic Education: Conceptions, obstacles and arguments of teachers for its (no) execution” (2007), which was supervised by the CIEC researcher Prof. Graça S. Carvalho and Prof. Pierre Clément of the University Lyon-1.
Still at the University Lyon-1, Prof. Graça S. Carvalho has participated in a jury for the “Habilitation à Diriger les Recherches” (2011) and in a jury for the “Recruitment de Maitre de Conférence en Education à la Santé” (2015) and for the “Recruitment de l’Enseignant Chercheur en Education au Développment Durable” (2016).
Graça S. Carvalho was awarded with the "Doctor Honoris Causa" (click on the image to see a larger verson)
After nearly two decades of work developed in close partnership, in 2017 the University Claude Bernard Lyon-1 decided to award Prof. Graça S. Carvalho with the honorary degree of Doctor Honoris Causa.
This international acknowledgement had become evident earlier when the French administrative authority AERES, currently designated as HCÉRES (Haut Conseil de l’Évaluation de la Recherche et de l’Enseignement Supérieur), invited the CIEC researcher Prof. Graça S. Carvalho to be a member of the expert committee for the evaluation of the Research Unit H2SEP, of the University Claude Bernard Lyon-1 (2014-2015). Presently, the same researcher is Associated Member of the Laboratory ACTé (Activité, Connaissance, Transmission, Education) of the University Blaise Pascal, in Clermont-Ferrand and of UNIRéS (le Réseau des Universités pour l'Éducation à la Santé).
The CIEC international acknowledgment in Health Education and Health Promotion is also observed in other European countries as Germany, Romania, Greece and Cyprus. In 2013, Graça S. Carvalho was invited by the Germany Ministry of Education (BMBF - German Federal Ministry of Education and Research) to integrate the international panel of experts in the German national research projects call on “ Research Consortia on Primary Prevention and Health Promotion”.
Similarly, the German-Israeli Foundation for Scientific for Scientific Research and Development (GIF) also invited her to evaluate projects in 2014 and 2016.
In Romania, she was a member of the experts' panel of the “Romanian National Authority for Scientific Research and Innovation” through the “ National Education and Scientific Research and its Executive Agency for Higher Education, Research, Development and Innovation Funding (UEFISCDI) to evaluate projects in 2015 and 2016.
In Greece, since 2013, Graça S. Carvalho is an external member of the panel APELLA for the election and promotion of the faculty members of the Greek Academic Institutions, having participated especially for the category of Full Professor.
In Cyprus, she holds equivalent activity since 2017.
The international recognition also occurs in Israel, with the “ Israel Science Foundation” inviting Prof. Graça S. Carvalho to evaluate research projects since 2012.
Another kind of international acknowledgement has occurred in the form of international entities inviting CIEC to organise the most well know scientific meetings in this area of research. Therefore, CIEC organized the ESERA Summer School (European Science Education Research Association) in 2006; the VIII ERIDOB conference (European Researchers in Didactics of Biology) in 2010; the III SHE Autumn School on State of Art of School–Based Health Promotion in Europe in 2013; and the XVII IOSTE Symposium (International Organisation for Science and Teaching Education) in 2016.
XVII IOSTE 2016, organized by CIEC, had participants of five different continents
The Challenge in Brazil
The CIEC internationalization in the Health Education and Health Promotion area in Brazil has been developing since 2010 with several universities in this country, but more intensely with two institutions: the UNIJUI (" Universidade Regional do Noroeste do Estado do Rio Grande do Sul") and the UEM (" Universidade Estadual de Maringá", Paraná). This collaboration is being carried out not only through scientific projects, but also in “Thematic Seminars” in Health Education and Health Promotion as well as in Health Literacy. This rich exchange has been reinforced with CIEC consultant activity through Prof. Graça Simões de Carvalho in INIJUI and UEM research projects financially supported by CNPq (" Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico") and FAPERGS (" Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado do Rio Grande do Sul"), between 2014 and 2017. In this context, the CIEC researcher was a member of seven PhD thesis and of eight MSc dissertations in these universities.
Opening Class of the Master Program Course of Integral Attention to Health, developed together by INIJUÍ and Universidade de Cruz Alta (Unicruz).
These activities developed in collaboration have led to the production of several scientific articles and particularly books, which have had media repercussion and impact in the local community. Of paramount importance is the organization by CIEC of the “
V International Congress on Health" that will be hosted at the University of Minho in 2018 (10-13th July). All previous four editions have been held every two years at UNIJUI, Brazil.
* Some research products:
Berger, D., Bernard, S., Wafo, F., Hrairi, S., Balcou, M. & Carvalho, G.S. (2011).
Éducation à la Santé et à la Sexualité : qu'en pensent les enseignants? Étude comparative dans 15 pays. Carrefours de l’éducation, 32, 75-97
Carvalho, G.S. Dantas, C., Rauma, A.-L., Luzi, D., Ruggier, R., Geier, C., Caussidier, C., Berger, & Clément, P. (2008).
Comparing health education approaches in textbooks of sixteen countries. Science Education International, 19 (2) 133-146
Carvalho, G.S., Araújo, M.C.P., Boff, E.T.O., Tracana, R.B. & Saboga-Nunes, L. (2016).
European health literacy scale (HLS-EU-BR) applied in a Brazilian higher education population of Rio Grande do Sul (RS). In: J. Lavonen, K. Juuti, J. Lampiselkä, A. Uitto & K. Hahl (Eds.), Electronic Proceedings of the ESERA 2015 Conference. Science education research: Engaging learners for a sustainable future, Part 9 (co-ed. M. Achiam & G.S. Carvalho), (pp. 1289-1295). Helsinki, Finland: University of Helsinki. ISBN 978-951-51-1541-6.
Carvalho, G.S., Jourdan, D., Gonçalves, A., Dantas, C. & Berger, D. (2009).
Addictive substances: Textbook approaches from 16 countries. Journal of Biological Education, 44, 26-30.
Carvalho, G.S., Silva, R & Clément, P. (2007).
Historical analysis of Portuguese primary school textbooks (1920-2005) on the topic of digestion. International Journal of Science Education 29, 173-193.34.
Carvalho, G.S., Silva, R., Lima, N., Coquet, E. & Clément, P. (2004) .
Portuguese primary school children’s conceptions about digestion: Identification of learning obstacles. Portuguese primary school children’s conceptions about digestion: Identification of learning obstacles.
Caussidier, C., El-Hage, F., Munoz, F., Remki, L., Larribi, R., Khzami, S.-E., Berger, D. & Carvalho, G.S. (2011).
In search of a health education model: teachers’ conceptions in four Mediterranean countries. Carrefours de l’éducation, 32, 75-97
Galvão, C.B, Júnior C.A.O.M. & Carvalho, G.S. (2015).
O uso de charges como instrumento para identificação de concepções individuais e representações sociais sobre a dengue. Góndola, Enseñ Aprend Cienc, 10(1), pp.16-25. doi: 10.14483/jour.gdla.2015.1.a01
Jourdan, D., Pironom, J., Berger, D. & Carvalho, G.S. (2013).
Factors influencing teachers’ views of health and health education: A study in 15 countries. Health Education Journal, 72 (6), 660-672. (DOI: 10.1177/0017896912459821)
Jourdan, D., Samdal, O., Diagne, F. & Carvalho, G.S. (2008).
The Future of Health Promotion in Schools goes through the strengthening of Teacher Training at a global level. Promotion & Education, 15 (3) 36-38.
Jourdan, D., Simar, C., Fitzgerald, S., Carvalho, G.S. (2016).
School health promotion and teacher professional identity. Health Education, 116 (2), 106-122 (DOI 10.1108/HE-07-2014-0078)
Júnior, C.A.M., Tomanik, E.A. & Carvalho, G.S. (2016).
Análise da transposição didática na formação continuada sobre meio ambiente de professores do ensino fundamental. Revista Brasileira de Pesquisa em Educação em Ciências, 16 (2), 237-256
Pansera, M.C., Boff, E. & Carvalho, G.S. (Eds.) (2016).
Conhecimentos, Valores e práticas na Educação em Saúde. Ijuí: Ed. Unijuí. (ISBN: 978-85-419-0190-1).
Pommier, J., Jourdan, D., Berger, D., Vandoorne, Chantal, Piorecka, B. & Carvalho, G.S. (2010).
School Health promotion: organization of services and roles of health professionals in seven European countries. Global Health Promotion, 18 (4), 3-13
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Investigadora do CIEC em intercâmbio internacional na Universidade de UNIJUÍ (Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil)
Investigadora do CIEC palestrante na Universidade Estadual de Maringá (Brasil)
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Investigadora do CIEC em entrevista na Rádio Universitária do Minho (RUM)