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Digital technologies, society and culture: tackling educational interfaces from the perspective of literacies.

Abstract

Assuming an interdisciplinary approach to qualitative research, the present project aims to develop a socially applied investigation. It consists of a collaboration that brings together four different researchers, celebrating an innovative initiative amongst the Pontifical Catholic University of Campinas, the State University of São Paulo and the University of Campinas, thus creating a newly-formed network amongst the Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Program in Languages, Media and Arts (CLC/PUC-Campinas), the National Literacies Program and network collaborators (FFLCH/USP) and the Multiletracies and hypermedia texts at School Research Group (IEL/Unicamp). It aims to broach educational interfaces established by teachers who work at public state schools in the city of Campinas and the use of Information and Communication Technologies in their teaching processes. It is an ethnographic study which finds methodologic support in PAR (Participatory Action Research). It proposes to carry investigations that are meant to generate Modules which will be created and performed together with the subjects of the investigation. Using in person and distance meetings, the Modules will be an opportunity to tackle, from both theoretic and practical perspectives, several issues faced by public school teachers in face of the recently instituted State of São Paulo Educational Secretary Curriculum for Technologies. The research assumes a hybrid design and hopes to contribute to the quality of educational processes in São Paulo State public schools, particularly the ones settled in the east side of the city of Campinas. (AU)