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Regarding digital literacies in teacher training programs

Grant number: 14/10397-8
Support type:Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): September 01, 2014
Effective date (End): April 30, 2015
Field of knowledge:Linguistics, Literature and Arts - Linguistics - Applied Linguistics
Principal researcher:Carmen Zink Bolognini
Grantee:Davi Faria de Conti
Supervisor abroad: Nicholas Constantine Burbules
Home Institution: Instituto de Estudos da Linguagem (IEL). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil
Research place: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States  
Associated to the scholarship:13/15508-0 - Perspectives on digital literacy in the continued instruction of the educator, BP.DR

Abstract

This doctoral research, in course, aims to analyze the training for the introduction of digital technology in school offered to educators by the Ministry of Education through the National Program of Educational Technology (Proinfo), searching the analysis material for the meanings of education and digital space that sustain that program and for the discourses that take the stage in that process. We aim to understand the meanings of technology and school at play in that process, as well as to reflect upon the kind of education to which the discourse that supports them points. Our analysis material consists in the texts related to the course "Introduction to Digital Education", offered by the Ministry of Education through eProinfo, and in ethnography composed by the observation of educators of public state schools in the city of Campinas, São Paulo, in the act of preparing classes and teaching, as well as by interviews with the same subjects. What is presented here is a proposal for work to be undertaken during a stay of nine months in the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, in the United States, under the supervision of Nicholas C. Burbules, PhD. Besides the Brazilian literature about it, our object of study has also been considered by the U.S. literature, to which professor Burbules has contributed extensively. Furthermore, he's the director of the Ubiquitous Learning Institute, which gathers several researches concerned with digital technology and education. Thus, the main objective of this internship abroad is to promote scientific exchange with other researchers and to refine the theoretical and methodological approach to the corpus of the research in progress. (AU)

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