Concentration Areas and Research Areas
Name: Scientific and Technological Literacy
Description: The program of studies develops investigations on scientific and technological knowledge, aiming at initial and continuing education at different levels and educational spaces. It has the socio-political and cultural relations in the constitution of teaching and its implications as a reference in order to promote the analysis and development of strategies that allow the improvement of teaching and learning processes. The research will involve studies on the challenges of scientific and technological literacy at different levels of education. They will comprise the processes of construction of meanings about teacher and student knowledge, and learning in formal and non-formal teaching environments.
Name: Science, Society, and Education
Description: The studies of this area aim at the reflection and the development of investigations on the relations between Science, Technology, and Society, as well as the nature, the appropriation, the construction, the social evaluation, and the impacts of the sciences in the teaching of areas of specific knowledge. It studies the genesis of knowledge and its dissemination in formal and non-formal spaces of education. Knowledge will focus on the historical, epistemological, and philosophical foundations, relating them to the approaches of the various research methodologies.
Name: Resources, Technologies, and Tools in Education
Description: It comprises the study of technologies, resources, and tools in the process of teaching and learning specific areas of knowledge. It investigates, creates, and explores possibilities for using technologies that can contribute to scientific and technological literacy.
Name: Teacher Training, Curriculum Study and Assessment
Description: It involves the study of different curriculum theories, pedagogical practices, evaluation processes, and teaching management. It investigates the initial and continuing training of teachers in formal and non-formal teaching spaces, with a focus on Scientific Literacy, integrating University and Basic Education.