The team behind the training seminars is a team of professionals and experts from all levels of education. Even though a diverse group, the team has been working together successfully since 2006. The diversity and experience of the team has created some important projects throughout the E.U taking into consideration the particular needs of teachers and students from primary to secondary education supported by the validity and prestige of CFAE Centro-Oeste Teachers’ Training Centre. Our level of expertise has driven us to share our experience with teachers across Europe and pass on our accumulated knowledge. The courses found on this site are our contribution!
Nicolau João Gonçalves Borges
Director of CFAE Centro-Oeste
Caldas Da Rainha, Portugal
Masters Degree in Art History and Post Graduate Studies in School Administration, Teacher Training Management and Contemporary Studies. Currently the Director of the CFAE Centro-Oeste Teachers' Training Center (Portugal), public institution which plans and organizes the Teacher Training Courses for all the teaching professionals working in the public schools in the area of Caldas da Rainha, Cadaval, Bombarral, Peniche and Óbidos.
Josep A. Blasco
Teacher of Secondary School
Palamós, Catalonia (Spain)
Teacher in a Secondary school but also a former Primary and Adult School teacher. The subjects that he has been teaching along over 30 years of service are science, mathematics, physical education and ICT. He is eTwinning ambassador in Catalonia, and he has been participating or coordinating more than 25 European projects, seminars and courses from Socrates, Comenius, Grundtvig or Erasmus+. As trainer he is collaborating with different institutions like the Foundation of the University of Girona or the Department of Education of the Government of Catalonia.
Jorge Gabriel Henriques
Teacher of Adult Training
Master in Art History and Heritage. Postgraduate in Art and Restoration. Degree in History. Approved in the Training of Trainers Course in cultural heritage by the Portuguese Office of Humanistic Studies. He is a Certified Trainer by the Scientific Pedagogical Council of Continuing Education and retired teacher. He has worked for 40 years in Secondary Education, Police School, Superior School of Education in Santarem, School of Art and Design in Caldas da Rainha and as a trainer in various Continuing Training Centres: Alcanena, Torres Novas, etc.
Teacher of Primary School
M.A. in Education-Curriculum Development, from the Open University of Cyprus. Degree in Education (Primary) from the Pedagogical Academy of Cyprus and Aristotelion University of Thessaloniki. She is currently vice-principal in Primary Education with 30 years of experience in teaching. She has been actively involved in creating and developing European projects/seminars and eTwinning courses since 2006.
Marc Blasco Duatis
University Lecture Professor
UAB, Catalonia (Spain)
Ph.D. in Communication Sciences (UdG), M.A. in Communication and Journalism (University of Coimbra) and M.A. in Teacher Training (UdG). Graduate in Advertising and Public Relations (UdG) and in Communication Sciences by the Open University of Catalonia. He is currently an associate professor at the Autonomous Univesity of Barcelona, in the University of Girona and in the Open University of Catalonia, developing teaching in cultural industries, political communication and transmedia. He is also a teacher in the professional training studies in the Department of Education of the Government of Catalonia, expert reviewer of different scientific journals and member of the panel of expert reviewers of Erasmus+ projects.
Teacher of Secondary School
Ph.D. in Latin Literature, M.A. in Classical Greek and Latin Literature and Graduate of the Aristotle University Thessaloniki. She is currently a teacher in the secondary public education, teaching for almost 20 years subjects as classical languages, history, poetry. She has been involved in several courses and seminars (Comenius, Pestalozzi, Grundtvig) since 2006.
Cristina Faria dos Santos
Masters Degree in English Culture and Postgraduate Studies in School Administration. Extensive workshops and teacher training courses on teaching related topics: Evaluation, Didactics, Curricula, Cambridge English Assessment and ITC in Language Classrooms. Teaching Experience as a Certified ESL Teacher in Secondary School since 1996 and Certified Teacher Trainer in Didactics and School Management since 2011. Actively involved in developing European projects since 2007: Comenius and ERASMUS+. Deputy Headmaster since 2008.
Researcher in Neuroscience
Complutense Univ. Madrid, SP
PhD candidate in Neuroscience of Education (researcher in Emotional Learning at Complutense University of Madrid), becoming Honorific Collaborator. Master’s degree in Biochemistry (University of Siena). Degrees in Visual Communication (University of Florence) and Pharmaceutical Chemistry (University of Pisa). Teacher of Chemistry, Biochemistry, Microbiology and Ecology in Secondary education for over 30 years. He is managing parents’ support courses. He had been President of Culture, Education and Sport Commission for the City Hall of Livorno (Italy), partner-coordinator of Erasmus+ and Comenius programs and an intern in Neuropharmacology (School of Medicine, University of Pisa).