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What do you really know about genetics? An insight into the educational demands of high school students

Grant number: 18/08041-1
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): June 01, 2018
Effective date (End): May 31, 2019
Field of knowledge:Biological Sciences - Genetics - Animal Genetics
Principal Investigator:César Martins
Grantee:Marielly de Campos
Host Institution: Instituto de Biociências (IBB). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Botucatu. Botucatu , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:15/16661-1 - Sex and B chromosome enigmas: model systems for the study of chromosome and genome evolution, AP.TEM


Students´ positively involvement in learning approaches, especially in high school, is a huge challenge. This fact can be related to several circumstances, as no innovative and practical classes, inadequate school infrastructure, excessive number of students at the same class, and even teachers downgrading. As Science and its Technologies have a high importance to anybody´s critical instruction, they should be appropriately transmitted to all educational grades. Since science education and divulgation activities should not be assumed only by basic school, the present project aims to constitute a survey, among public high school students of the Regional Teaching Area of Botucatu city, SP, that comprises 32 institutions, to highlight curricular contents of Genetics that are more difficult to learn and that evoke extra curiosity, and to generate an educational material on these issues. The proposed actions subsidize not only science popularization activities, but also the university consolidation as a teaching and research institution and resolution of social and inequality problems, and are in conformity to national politics for basic education, in order to transpose Science and Technology data to basic school. (AU)

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