University of Minho, Campus de Gualtar, 4710-057 Braga, Portugal.
Laurinda Leite is Full Professor at the Institute of Education, University of Minho, Portugal. She holds a Ph.D. in Science Education (University of Minho, Portugal), an MA in Science Education (University of London, UK) and a first degree in Physics and Chemistry Teaching (University of Minho, Portugal). She taught Physics and Chemistry in secondary school before moving to University of Minho where she does science education teaching and research. Her research concentrates mainly in the area of science teacher education, laboratory and field work, problem-based learning, history of science and school science textbooks. She has published several articles and book chapters on these research topics and been responsible researcher of several research projects. She has been the director of the master program in Educational Sciences and coordinator of the Science Education specializing area of that master programme. She has also coordinated the research group on Science Education for Sustainability and is referee and associate editor of a few scientific journals.