CINEP acts as an academic publisher, publishing annually books, pedagogical manuals and other non-periodical thematic publications.

Collection Teaching Strategies and Academic Success: Good Practice in Higher Education

This series values applied research and aims to disseminate studies in the field of pedagogy, innovative teaching methods, initiatives to promote academic success and intervention projects developed in cooperation between higher education institutions and community organisations.

Vol. 12 The Voices of Students in Higher Education | Coordination Cláudia Andrade, Joana Lobo Fernandes, Susana Coimbra and Susana Fonseca

Vol. 11 Pandemic and remote teaching in Higher Education

Coordination Susana Gonçalves and Suzanne Majhanovich

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Collection Teaching Strategies and Academic Success: Good Practice in Higher Education
Coordination Susana Gonçalves
Editorial Board Helena Almeida, Paula Fonseca, Susana Gonçalves, Cândida Malça, Fátima Neves, Carlos Dias Pereira and Marco Veloso

Vol. 10 Higher Education in Transition: Students online | Coord. Susana Gonçalves e Suzanne Majhanovich

Vol. 9 Teaching Mathematics in Higher Education
Coordination Carla Fidalgo
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Vol. 8 Digital Pedagogies in Higher Education
Coordination Sara Dias-Trindade, J. António Moreira and António Gomes Ferreira
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Vol. 7 Diversity in Higher Education
Coordination Susana Gonçalves e José Joaquim Costa
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Vol. 6 Non-traditional Students in Higher Education
Coordination António Fragoso e Sandra T. Valadas
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Vol. 5 Co-operation between the Community and Higher Education
Co-ordination Silvino Capitão and Emília Bigotte
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Vol. 4 eLearning in Higher Education
Coordination J. António Moreira e Cristina Pereira Vieira
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Vol. 3 Virtual Environments in Higher Education
Coordination Susana Gonçalves, Carlos Dias Pereira and Marco Veloso
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Vol. 2 Innovation in Higher Education
Coordination Susana Gonçalves, Paula Fonseca and Cândida Malça
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Vol. 1 Pedagogy in Higher Education
Coordination Susana Gonçalves, Helena Almeida and Fátima Neves
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Pedagogical Manuals
The Pedagogical Manuals, monographic in nature, focus and deepen a specific theme, with the intention of covering the whole subject from an applied perspective to educational activity in higher education. Despite the conceptual rigour and empirical grounding, these guides focus on practices that are easily replicated and adapted.
In this series (with irregular periodicity) pedagogical texts are published to support higher education teachers, in a perspective of training and professional improvement.

Coordination Susana Gonçalves
Editorial team Susana Gonçalves, Dina Soeiro and Sofia Silva
To read the Manuals on line click on the title, to download them click on the pdf.

No 11 – June 2019
Academic Writing Rules, Structure and Collaboration
João Paulo Guimarães

No 10 – April 2019
Evaluación psicopedagógica, una herramienta de orientación universitaria
Beatriz Berrios Aguayo

No 9 – November 2018
Cooperative Learning in Higher Education
Serafim Cunha

No 8 – October 2018
Academic writing: Synthesising and paraphrasing from a variety of sources
Leila C. S. Rodrigues

No 7 -July 2016
Enseñar con TIC: Nuevas y renovadas metodologías para la enseñanza Superior
Camino López García

No. 6 -December 2013
Aprender a aprender desde las tic: Propuestas para una metodología competencial en la educación superior
Mª Dolores Molina Jaén and Álvaro Pérez García

Nº 5 – December 2013
Infographics: Optimising visualisation in educational communication
José Joaquim M. Costa

Nº 4 – October, 2013
Distance Higher Education: Tips for collaborative and inclusive learning
Rogério Costa, Carina Rodrigues, Manuela Amado Francisco and Nelson Jorge

No. 3 – January, 2013
Capacidades Curriculares del Profesor Universitario
Miguel Pérez and Rocio Quijano López

Nº 2 – July, 2012
Pedagogical Architecture for Change in Higher Education
Wendy Leeds Hurwitz and Peter Sloat Hoff

Nº 1 – July, 2010
Welcoming and teaching international students
Susana Gonçalves


Collections of Studies
The purpose of the Studies Collections is to disseminate studies in various fields, contributing to the dissemination of scientific knowledge and the advancement of applied sciences.
Coordination Susana Gonçalves


Applied Research at the Polytechnic of Coimbra: Collection of Studies n.º3
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Coordination Marta Henriques and Carlos Dias PereiraThis volume, Applied Research at the Polytechnic of Coimbra: Collection of Studies, aims to disseminate the activities of four applied research and knowledge transfer projects developed by the Polytechnic Institute of Coimbra (IPC), namely in the School of Agriculture, the Institute of Engineering and the School of Education, in collaboration with entities of the National Scientific System, technological centres, businesses and health institutions, among others. The projects presented here are Lab2factory “Strengthening the transfer of scientific and technological knowledge from the agro-food and forestry sectors to the business sector”; SoSValor “Sustainable solutions for the valorisation of natural products and industrial waste of plant origin”; 2Bio4Car-tilage “Integrated intervention programme for the prevention and treatment of cartilage injuries” and finally HCTourism “Profile and trends of human capital in the tourism sector”.
This CINEP collection aims to disseminate studies in various fields, contributing to the dissemination of scientific knowledge and the advancement of applied sciences.
©CINEP/IPC, 2020

Pedagogy in Higher Education: Collection of Studies n.º 2
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Coordination Susana Gonçalves and Carla Fidalgo

This publication appears on the occasion of SATHE2018 including chapters that were the subject of communication in this symposium of pedagogy in higher education. As this is a non-thematic publication, its central purpose is the dissemination of applied research projects and studies. In this second collection we include papers in the fields of pedagogy and higher education that reveal some of the concerns, interests and trends in the research and development of pedagogy in higher education. The papers are organised into three themes: 1. Quality of teaching and learning support; 2. Curriculum and pedagogical projects; and 3. Pedagogy, teaching and learning.

This CINEP collection aims to disseminate studies in various fields, contributing to the dissemination of scientific knowledge and the advancement of applied sciences.

©CINEP/IPC, 2019

Applied Sciences: Collection of Studies No. 1
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Coordination: Susana Gonçalves, Helena Almeida, Paula Fonseca, Cândida Malça, Fátima Neves, Carlos Dias Pereira, Marco Veloso

Part 1: Education and sports sciences
Integrating personal development… |J. Teixeira & N. Conceição
Learning through Research Projects… | M.Henriques & A. Ferreira
A multidisciplinary approach… | F. Clemente, F. Martins & R. Mendes

Part 2: Agricultural and Food Sciences
New Product Development… | F. Carvalho, A. Rodrigues, D. Gomes, M. Henriques, F. Ferreira & C. Dias Pereira

Part 3: Health Sciences
Endocrine disrupters: a problem… | A. Fonseca
3D QSAR study of tricarbonyl complexes… | Z. Barbosa
How the brain processes information… | Silva, M. Costa & I. Fonseca
Irradiation of lymphoma cell line… | Mendes, C. Domingues, S. Schugk, A. Abrantes, A. Gonçalves, T. Sales, R. Teixo, R. Silva, J. Estrela, M. Laranjo, J. Casalta-Lopes, C. Rocha, P. Simões, A. Sarmento, M.Botelho & M. Rosa

Part 4: Engineering domain
Illumination of the Village Historical Centre… | P. Abreu, C. Agreira & M. Valdez
Self-learning with R&D Projects… | S. Capitão
PhISEC Project – 8 years of teaching… | Ferreira & C. Alcobia

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The credibility of academic writing presupposes formal requirements (such as research methodology, copyright or citation rules, formally appropriate writing style) and respect for ethical principles, such as the freedom of the researcher, accessibility of information, neutrality towards ideological, political or commercial interests and the benefit of society (or the common good). These principles underpin the quest for knowledge that drives higher education and research.
An academic paper should not be written about nothing, nor should it be exhausted in a superficial opinion. On the contrary, its value depends on its being based on existing information in the field of study in question. For an academic work to be of quality, the ideas of the author(s) must be based on a rigorous selection, organisation, comparison and analysis of different sources of information. This research in reliable sources should be referred to, respecting bibliographic citation rules in order to avoid problems such as misappropriation of other people’s ideas, i.e. plagiarism.
The criteria of rigour and ethics serve to protect authors (for example, the authors of ideas or studies) and society (knowledge and its uses being common heritage).
This paper helps you to reflect on the concept of academic integrity and the need to acknowledge the contribution of other people’s work and presents concrete strategies for doing so, using the relevant referencing standards in the writing of academic papers, which are conditions of the rigour and ethics of academic writing.
©CINEP/IPC, 2018

StressZero: A Guide to Personal and Professional Well-Being
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We have created this almanac with teachers in mind. We have called it “StressZero: A guide to personal and professional well-being”. We can only be productive and feel fulfilled professionally if we are physically, mentally and spiritually healthy. We are unique as a person and as a professional, the various dimensions of life are interdependent. With a holistic and positive psychology approach, we have focused on the purpose of helping to reduce stress and pointing paths of balance between the various areas of life (personal, professional, social, recreational…). ”
©CINEP/IPC, 2017

Cadernos de Pedagogia
In the Cadernos de Pedagogia no Ensino Superior collection you will find general articles on pedagogy and articles on applications to specific domains and themes. The articles focus on higher education and the teaching-learning binomial. The booklets promote student success, teacher effectiveness and the quality of higher education through the dissemination of pedagogical projects and initiatives, methods, activities and strategies relevant to the purpose. Each booklet includes two articles (not necessarily related). A total of 29 issues were published between 2008 and 2014.
Coordination Susana Gonçalves
Editorial Board Susana Gonçalves, Dina Soeiro and Sofia Silva

Pedagogy in Higher Education (29)
– Mathematics teaching in Engineering degrees: Mathematics support centre
– The sustainability of in-service teacher training programmes in higher education institutions: a practical case: The FEP (Formação e Ensino do Português)
Pedagogy in Higher Education (28)
– ICT as a support for learning to learn competence
– Students’ perspectives on what has changed and what has contributed to that change since they entered higher education
Pedagogy in Higher Education (27)
– Interaction and communication dynamics in e-learning: Higher education students’ perceptions
– The different forms of co-learning in the network era and online contexts in higher education
Pedagogy in Higher Education (26)
– Pedagogical dimensions of the virtual classroom: theory and practice
– Educating for and with Web 2.0
Pedagogy in Higher Education (25)
– Knowing to learn: The role of metacognition in the learning process
– “Wanted praxe, happy praxe”: a new motto for an “old” tradition
Pedagogy in Higher Education (24)
– Investing in initial teacher-researcher training: Reflection and change in science teacher training
– Learning our students’ language: From skills to learning
Pedagogy in Higher Education (23)
– Distance Learning at the University of Coimbra
– Distance Learning at the Polytechnic Institute of Leiria: Definition of a Model and its pillars
Pedagogy in Higher Education (22)
– Dimensions of Job Satisfaction among Higher Education Teachers in Portugal.
– The teacher-student relationship from the perspective of ESEC teachers and students
Pedagogy in Higher Education (21)
Didactic exploitation of educational films in virtual learning environments
Knowing how to learn, knowing how to teach in the Information Society: the styles of using Virtual Space
Pedagogy in Higher Education (20)
A context for learning programming based on research communities
B-learning in Higher Education. Reflections around practices.
Pedagogy in Higher Education (19)
– Different Integration of Remote Laboratories in Engineering Courses
– Promoting transversal skills and academic success in higher education
Pedagogy in Higher Education (18)
– Environments that promote entrepreneurship in higher education – the case of the Polytechnic Institute of Setúbal
– Promoting career adjustment in higher education: the role of group activities in the classroom
Pedagogy in Higher Education (17)
– Notes about the initial training of Primary School Teachers in the Portuguese Language
– Cooperative Education: Andragogy
Pedagogy in Higher Education (16)
– Implementing active citizenship in the curriculum of teacher training education – The XIOS Story
– Professional Practice in Gerontology
Pedagogy in Higher Education (15)
– Building an Industry-Aware Master Curriculum in Engineering – the Master in Embedded Systems
– Preparing teachers for multiculturalism: Are we going beyond the surface?
Pedagogy in Higher Education (14)
– The FEP Plan – A training experience between Continuity and Innovation
– Curriculum planning and educational inclusion. The perceptions of university students in Brazil and Spain
Pedagogy in Higher Education (13)
– Medical Education based on simulation and simulators
– Academic Experiences and Satisfaction among Higher Education Students
Pedagogy in Higher Education (12)
– Pedagogy Embedding in a Learning Management System – The ADAPT Project
– University Students, Emergent Adulthood and Professional Choices: implications for research and intervention
Pedagogy in Higher Education (11)
– Academic fraud in higher education: how to solve the problem and ensure integrity
– Cultural extension and the integration of Incoming Erasmus students at the ESE Porto
Pedagogy in Higher Education (10)
– Psychosocial development of the higher education student: The contribution of Arthur Chickering
– PBL – Problem Based Learning
Pedagogy in Higher Education (09)
– Pedagogy in higher education: investigating to transform
– Democratisation of higher education and scientific demand
Pedagogy in Higher Education (08)
– A Proposal for the promotion of synthesis competence from various sources in an academic context
– The National Programme for the Teaching of Portuguese at ESEC: cooperation, renewal and production of knowledge in the 1st cycle of basic education
Pedagogy in Higher Education (07)
– The University’s role in developing rights and social equity
– “In theory, yes; in practice, no”: Is this the reality of Education for Citizenship in Higher Education
Pedagogy in Higher Education (06)
– Shaping University Culture: Challenges and opportunities for leaders in Higher Education
– Plagiarism: key issues and pedagogical strategies
Pedagogy in Higher Education (05)
– Activities and exploratory paths of Orality in the Teaching of Portuguese as a Foreign Language
– Collaboration and reflection: Mechanisms of transformative evaluation
Pedagogy in Higher Education (04)
– The European Credit: A new way of conceiving training at the University
– The Deaf and Education in Higher Education: Teaching-Learning Strategies
Pedagogy in Higher Education (03)
– Learning and teaching styles;
– Collaborative learning: a proposal in the service of deep learning.
Pedagogy in Higher Education (02)
– Fundamental principles for effective curriculum planning;
– The construction of e-learning or b-learning environments in higher education
Pedagogy in Higher Education (01)
– Expositive Method.
– Use of Information and Feedback to improve teaching practices.

Pedagogy Factsheets
The summary sheets present useful and practical information about effective teaching. The strategies suggested are grounded in research and methods adopted by experienced teachers.
Coordination Susana Gonçalves

Pedagogical Guidelines for Higher Education Teachers [compilation of Pedagogy Factsheets].

Curriculum Planning
1. Issues to take into account when writing the curricular unit program
2. Aspects to consider before teaching
3. What is teaching for you?
4. How to plan the semester: Checklist
5. Preparing teaching (in English)
6. Civic engagement (in English)

Resources for Teaching and Learning
1. Care in the use of audiovisual media (powerpoint, Prezi ….)
2. Using writing as a learning tool

Communication and Education
1. Improving communication
2. Effective communication
3. Efficient Feedback
4. What you need to know to prepare a presentation/communication

Learning Environment
1. Effective teaching – teacher attitude and posture
1. Mid-term evaluation-feedback
2. Good practices in higher education
3. Effective teaching : the importance of motivation in learning
4. Effective teaching : the importance of an inviting environment
5. Effective teaching: the teacher’s role
6. Effective teaching – principles
7. Classroom management
8. Opening hours
10. Problem solving in the classroom
1. Motivating Students (in English)

Active Learning
1. Effective teaching and active learning
2. Learning that works
3. Activities to develop in an expository lesson
4. Examples of active learning activities
5. What is your learning style?
6. Asking the right questions
7. Different ways of learning
8. Traditional vs innovative teaching and learning

Teaching Methods
1. Practical and laboratory classes
2. Tips for effective expository teaching (with enthusiasm, expressiveness, clarity and interaction)
3. Tutorial sessions
4. Blended delivery (in English)

Individualised Teaching
1. Helping the student to develop autonomous work: guidelines for the student and the tutor
2. Determine your aptitude for learning
3. Effective teaching: student-centred or teacher-centred?
4. Independent study : apprenticeship contracts
5. Learning agreement – Study plan (Cheklist)
6. Example of apprenticeship contract o (model)
7. Example of the completed apprenticeship contract

Group Work
1. Group work – 1st Steps
2. Environment and human appearance in the group
3. Implementing group work in the classroom
4. Maximising group performance
5. Leadership, Inclusion and Effectiveness
6. Group decision making and decision types
7. Problems in the group – How to act ? I
8. Problems in the group – How to act? II

1. Evaluation: objectives, methods
2. Preparing assignments and exams
3. Test and examinations – what questions?
4. Tests and examinations – scoring
5. Read and comment on a thesis
6. Fast and fair correction
7. Assessment of written work
8. Methods for assessing group work
9. Academic integrity
10. Preventing examination fraud
11. Student success (in English)
12. Plagiarism (in English)

CINEP infographics summarise pedagogy and communication issues in higher education.
Coordination Susana Gonçalves

CINEP Infographics
Aspects to bear in mind before Teaching
Curricular Unit Programme
Group Work -Difficulties: How to act?
Active Learning
Motivation in Learning
Visual learning styles
Checklist for students
Effective teacher strategies
Classroom management strategies
Strategies for Online Learning
Strategies: Quick and Fair Correction
Writing as a Learning Tool
Learning Contracts
Flipped classroom
What to do when students are distracted?
Teaching Methods: Practical and Laboratory Classes
Fraud: Plagiarism in Exams
Developing critical minds
Efficient Feedback
Improving Communication
Effective Verbal Communication
Successful Presentations/Communication
Audiovisual Media: What should you consider?
Technology in Education
Tutorial Sessions
Emotions are the colour of thought
Word Shortcuts
Social skills for the 21st century
Stress Antidotes
Tai Chi Chuan and Chi Kung Therapeutic
Well-being at work
Mind maps

Other interesting infographics
Educational Technology
16 Useful Google Tools
6 emerging technologies in education
10 types of amazing visual content

Creativity, Innovation and Personal Development
9 simple ways to be more creative
21 ways to find inspiration
20 habits of super-productive people

Communicating in Public
7 habits for more captivating speech
How to prepare a successful presentation

Single publications
CINEP Editions
Repository of educational and scientific papers. Submit your didactic (such as multimedia learning objects, slide show or video lessons) or scientific work (e.g. posters presented at conferences) together with the identification form here.

Research Support
APA 6th Style Manual

Template for article formatted with APA 6 ed

• Testimonials on Effective Teaching

Testimonies from teachers at the Polytechnic of Coimbra on what it means to teach and be a teacher in higher education. These are very personal voices and perceptions about effective teaching, the values, attitudes and skills that should be present when one embraces teaching.
Publication with the various manifests and testimonies: Here

The book that explains the statistics you need in 13 IBM-SPSS & Excel lessons
This book is intended as a support for uni and bivariate statistics and is intended for beginners or people with little knowledge of SPSS (to consult the document, click on the title).
Author Margarida Pocinho

Scientific Events Organisation Manual

Agenda 2018 (includes activities and practical ideas)

• Emoticolor: icebreaker game (Game Instructions)


Other publications
High Level Group on the Modernisation of Higher Education – REPORT TO THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION on Improving the quality of teaching and learning in Europe’s higher education institutions
Report on Enhancing Quality of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education Institutions in Europe of the European Commission’s working group on the modernisation of higher education
P21 Framework Definitions
The P21 Framework platform results from a partnership between the US Department of Education, Apple, AOL, Microsoft, Cisco and SAP, among other institutions, and highlights the skills essential for success in a rapidly changing digital society.
Design Thinking – Guide book
Guide to Design Thinking, a human-centred problem-solving tool that emphasises empathy, collaboration, creation and stakeholder feedback to unlock creativity and innovation.
IBE Glossary of Curriculum Terminology
Glossary of curriculum terminology published by UNESCO in digital format.
Where to Publish? Scientific publications and bibliometric indicators
This book is intended to be a support tool for the researcher, explaining how to evaluate the quality of scientific journals.

Author Institute of Education and University of Lisbon
Green Paper on Social Responsibility and Higher Education Institutions
This book aims to foster the dimension of social responsibility in Higher Education Institutions and to promote the exchange of experiences on policies and practices in this context.

Authors Ana Esgaio and Sandra Gomes
Call for Authors
Call for authors of chapters for forthcoming volumes of the collection “Teaching Strategies and Academic Success: Good Practices in Higher Education”.
The texts are originals focused on higher education, valuing Pedagogical Innovation, R&D and Intervention in the Community. Each chapter will have 3000 to 5000 words, using the new spelling agreement and APA standards (7th ed.).
The books are peer reviewed and published with ISBN for print version and ISBN for digital version (available at
Expression of interest: Mandatory to fill in the form HERE

Scholarship for reviewers
Books published by CINEP ( are subject to peer review process and published with ISBN for printed version and ISBN for digital version. Presently, pedagogical manuals, collections of applied research articles and the collection “Teaching Strategies and Academic Success: Good Practices in Higher Education” (texts focused on higher education, valuing Pedagogical Innovation, R&D and Intervention in the Community) are published.
Complete and submit this form if you are interested in reviewing manuscripts submitted for publication by CINEP. Your application will be integrated into a pool of reviewers and you may be contacted to review texts in your area of expertise.
You can submit your registration HERE