COMPREHENSION OF TEACHING IN THE UNDERGRADUATE FORMATION FOR THE INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES IN THE INTERDISCIPLINARITY CONTEXT
Universidade Federal do Ceará (BRAZIL)
About this paper:
Conference name: 8th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 4-6 July, 2016
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Abstract:The goal of the research is to analyze how members of the interdisciplinary group understand teaching through the integration with Information and Communication Digital Technologies (ICDT). Considering the fragmentation of knowledge and the underutilization of the ICDT as central problems in the teachers’ formation, the qualitative research, characterized as a Case Study, presents through unit of analysis four interdisciplinary groups participating in the Techno Teaching discipline offered by the Federal University of Ceará (UFC). Developed during the 2014.2 semester, the research actions happened at the Educators Formation Interdisciplinary Lab (LIFE/UFC) and were subdivided into three stages: an investigation of the previous knowledge of the groups through the application of an online survey questionnaire was carried out; teaching practice proposals were analyzed during the elaboration of lesson plans applied to public school students; an investigation of the posteriori knowledge of the groups through an online self-evaluation questionnaire took place. The analysis used the methodological triangulation in two moments: in the comprehension of the aspects bound to knowledge fragmentation by the interdisciplinary groups and bound to the integration between teaching and ICDT. The understanding of teaching was based initially on the isolation of specific knowledge areas and the teaching practice centered on the teacher’s actions. However, when embedded in the ICDT context, this comprehension suffered relevant modifications. The first one was the explicitness of better cohesion among the process of teaching, learning and evaluation with the partnership between student and teacher. The second one was the appreciation of the student’s actions as producers of knowledge. It was noticed that the integration between ICDT and teaching in an interdisciplinary context constituted a promising option for transformations in the comprehension of teaching. The research will continue in 2016 with the deepening of the study and the conceptualization of Techno Teaching.
Keywords: Teaching, Undergraduate Formation, Digital Technology, Interdisciplinarity.