DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY AND INTERDISCIPLINARY TEACHING PRACTICES: THE DEVELOPMENT OF DIGITAL AUTHORIAL EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS IN THE UNDERSTANDING OF TEACHING PRACTICES
Universidade Federal do Ceará (BRAZIL)
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Conference name: 9th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 3-5 July, 2017
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Abstract:The purpose of the research is to analyze how undergraduates at Universidade Federal do Ceará (UFC) [Federal University of Ceará] transform their understanding about teaching practices from the development of Materiais Autorais Digitais Educacionais (MADEs) [Digital Authorial Educational Materials] in interdisciplinary context. Considering the fragmentation of knowledge and the underutilization of Tecnologias Digitais da Informação e Comunicação (TDICs) [Digital Technologies of Information and Communication] as central problems in teacher training, this qualitative research, characterized as a Case Study, presents as unit of analysis five interdisciplinary groups of undergraduate students who were participants in the Technoteaching discipline offered by UFC in 2015. The research is subdivided in three stages: planning, data collection and analysis. The first stage involves the preparation of the instruments and equipments for the data collection and analysis, and the elaboration of the data collection protocols. In stage two, the data is collected for the verification of undergraduates` previous knowledge, investigation of the development of MADEs, and for the verification of posteriori knowledge of the undergraduates. In the stage three, the data analysis is performed by interpreting findings using methodological triangulation of the collected data. Conceptual transformations were detected in the definition of the concept of Technoteaching by the students, evidencing elements of interdisciplinarity, as per the use of TDICs based on the transmission of content and the construction of knowledge with the student. Although students still perceived teaching practices as being centralized in the teachers, they have visualized the possibility of teachers becoming apprentices in the development process of MADES. The results will be presented to the “Grupo de Trabalho das Licenciaturas” [Bachelor's Degree Working Group] at UFC to assist in the modification process of the Political Pedagogical Projects of the current undergraduate courses. This research is ongoing, and It is intended to be continued in 2017 per the execution of projects linked to Grupo de Pesquisa Tecnodocência (GPT) [Technoteaching Research Group].
Keywords: Digital Technology, Teacher Training, Interdisciplinarity, Educational Material.