Course promoted by the Centro de Formação de Associação de Escolas Gaia Nascente on the NAU Platform is accredited by the Conselho Científico-Pedagógico da Formação Contínua (CCPFC). 

The first edition of one of the most recent additions to the NAU Platform training offer is taking place until March 29: the course "Cooperative Learning Communities, Inclusion and Digital Environments". Aimed at primary and secondary school teachers, the course has the characteristic of being the first NAU Platform training accredited by the Scientific and Pedagogical Council for Continuing Education (CCPFC).

Under the terms of the Legal Framework for Continuing Teacher Education, the CCPFC is the entity responsible for accrediting training institutions, continuing teacher education activities and specialized training courses. Specifically, this training aims to equip educators with innovative teaching practices that use digital resources and cooperative work to promote inclusion and academic success.

According to the director of CFAE Gaia Nascente, Carlos Silva, this course aims to positively satisfy three objectives: "the importance of learning supported by Cooperative Communities and its introduction into classrooms as a privileged methodology; inclusive education as the foundation of a teaching and learning process for all; and the potential of technological environments in education.

Given this context, the course aims to share pedagogical practices that will result in maximizing students' attention during classes and promoting academic success. These techniques are based on concepts such as collaboration, communication and inclusion, through the creation of cooperative and digital environments.

Learn more about this course at NAU's website.

The NAU platform is a pioneering project in Portugal dedicated to online distance learning and training for large audiences, promoted by the Scientific Computing Unit (FCCN) of the Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT). It is a MOOC (Massive Open Online Courses) platform with free content taught exclusively in Portuguese, promoted in conjunction with leading entities from the public, higher education and private sectors, available at

Launched in 2019, the platform seeks to encourage the requalification, lifelong learning and personal development of the Portuguese, while contributing significantly to the promotion of the Portuguese language as a vehicle for the transmission of knowledge. In an online context, and through a set of shared digital services that aim to support the development of education and science in Portugal, NAU currently has over 140,000 user registrations and over 270,000 enrolments in the nearly 90 editions of courses already made available.

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