My story cut short
Born and raised in the sunny Algarve, however, I soon realized that my destiny would take me on an exciting journey that would extend beyond my wildest dreams.
At the age of 18 I began my trip when I decided to take off to the big city in search of something more challenging. The University years opened up new horizons for me and academic experience brought me a totally different perspective of the world and its cultures.
My degree in English and German Modern Languages and Literatures was completed in 2001, the year I set off to Germany, Heidelberg, looking for new adventures. And man I did find some… I had a great time – I learned a lot during my stay there, but I had to carry on with my journey and, so, after a 10 month period, I packed my suitcase and returned to my home base, my dearest Lisbon. Before I knew it I was wearing a uniform and trying to understand a new reality, unknown to me. The Portuguese Navy is the sea I now sail… so far it has been an interesting navigational trip.
I ventured myself into the technological sea by attending a post-graduation course on eLearning Contents and Techniques in Coimbra. After that I wasn't able to stop the sailing anymore!!! The next port I visited was the one-week summer course coordinated by Prof. Fernando Costa.
In the year 2005 I started a master's program on Sciences of Education - Educational Technologies, at the Faculty of Psicology and Sciencies of Education. That was also the year I joined the Webheads in Action,an international English teacher group that interacts online. One year afterwards I am preparing my dissertation on Communities of Practice.
Hobbies and Interests
Theater and cinema, reading, sports...
Internet (elearning, Virtual Learning Communities, CoPs, etc)
Jonathan Livingstone Seagull (Richard Bach),
Live and let live!
...Makes you wonder.... (Some fave quotes)
True friends stab you in the front. (Oscar Wilde)
Teachers open the door, but you must enter by yourself. (Chinese Proverb)