Professor Francisco Pereira Coutinho of NOVA School of Law won the second edition of the NOVA Pedagogical Innovation Award for the project "Moot Courts 2.0: integrating a law-student-centred learning methodology in large Bachelor courses". The project stands out for its original introduction of moot courts as a teaching and assessment method in undergraduate courses with large numbers of students.
The three honourable mentions distinguish the "Three Innovations" projects: 1. Program-oriented project-based learning (PBL); 2. Teaching Technology in Metaverse by Building Empathy (TMBE); 3. Governing a course as a DAO", by Leid Zejnilovic, from Nova School of Business and Economics; "Embracing innovation: harnessing the potential of flipped classrooms for immersive laboratory-based instruction in times of COVID-19", by Ricardo Manuel Soares Parreira, from IHMT NOVA, and also "Embracing innovation: Harnessing the potential of flipped classrooms for immersive laboratory-based instruction in times of COVID-19", by João Mário Brás da Piedade, also from IHMT NOVA.
The NOVA Pedagogical Innovation Award is inspired by the University's mission to promote quality teaching in all study cycles, by excellent academics who can offer their students a transformative and intellectually challenging teaching experience.
The prize, which will be awarded during the NOVA Day 2023 celebrations on 29 November, consists of a 4,500 euro grant for pedagogical innovation.