Paulo J. M. Santos holds a Master’s degree from the Edutech department at Saarland University, where he investigated the impact of information sources on attitudes in debates over controversial topics. His research employs mixed-methods approaches to understand how individuals construct arguments and learn, with a particular focus on perspective strategies that support attitudinal changes and learning.

At Saarland University, he contributes to the Educational Technology M.Sc. program, teaching courses such as “Tech Trends & Gadgets”, “Learning Communities and Social Media”, and “Empirical Research Methods.” These courses explore the integration of technology in educational settings, fostering community building through social media, and the application of empirical research techniques in educational sciences.

ERASMUS+ Projects Involvement

Open Teach: (Completed) Project aimed at empowering teachers to develop their digital competencies and promote Open Educational Resources and Practices (OERs and OEPs).

Open Teach C-HUB: Enhancing the co-creation of Open Educational Resources in teaching through the development of tools and open educational practices.

Hyb-IT-up: Implementing scalable, reusable solutions to enhance the skills and competencies of teachers and students in hybrid teaching environments. This project focuses on integrating theoretically sound practices into higher education teaching.


Moreira, A., Balula, A., Guerra, C., Fortunato, M., Tavares, R., Santos, P. J. M., Weinberger, A., Henderikx, M., Kreijns, K., Nakata, A., Pedaste, M., & Saks, K. (2023, September 5). Co-design of a framework for implementing hybrid teaching and learning strategies [Workshop]. 18th European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning, EC-TEL 2023, Aveiro, Portugal.
Santos, P. J. M., & Weinberger, A. (2023). Taking and Getting Perspectives on Controversial Topics: How Does It Change Attitudes and Affect Learning? In P. Blikstein, J. Van Aalst, R. Kizito, & K. Brennan (Eds.), Proceedings of the 17th International Conference of the Learning Sciences - ICLS 2023 (pp. 1066-1069). Montreal, Canada: International Society of the Learning Sciences.
Santos, P. J. M., & Weinberger, A. (2023, August 22–26). Perspective-taking and -getting’s impact on learning and attitudes in a text-based context [Paper presentation]. 20th Biennial EARLI Conference, Thessaloniki, Greece.
Santos, P. J. M., & Weinberger, A. (2023). Blended Learning ohne Durchhänger: Prinzipien für positive und wirkungsvolle Blended-Learning-Kombinationen. weiter bilden: DIE Zeitschrift für Erwachsenenbildung, 30 (1). 1922. doi: 10.3278/WBDIE2301W
Santos, P. J. M., & Weinberger, A. (2023, April 4–6). Digital Competence and OER Readiness of Teachers in 3 European Countries [Paper presentation]. Open Education Conference, Inverness, Scotland.
Weinberger, A., & Santos, P. J. M. (2023, April 4–6). Benchmarking OER peer assessment – a comparison study [Paper presentation]. Open Education Conference, Inverness, Scotland.
Weinberger, A., & Santos, P. J. M. (2023). Der Open-Teach-Ansatz. ON - Lernen in der digitalen Welt, 12, 10-13.
Santos, P. J. M., & Weinberger, A. (2022, September 14-16). [Paper presentation]. The fourth EARLI SIG 20 & 26 Conference “Dialogue, inquiry and argumentation: shaping the future(s) of education”, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Santos, P. J. M. (2019). Open to change: Effect of group membership on attitude change and evaluation bias ]) [Master's thesis, Universität des Saarlandes]. Saarland University Repository.