by Novello, Tanise Paula

Abstract (Summary)
The following dissertation aims to investigate the educational possibilities and constraints faced by the virtual environment of learning Mathemolhes and identify methodological proposals indicated by the teachers working with it as well as the different instances of environmental education perceived by the individuals who interacted in the environment. Mathemolhes portrays a physical- local- real reality ? Cassino Beach/RS ? purposely attached with mathematical and environmental questions, in the form of contextualized challenges, getting its users to come up with solutions for the issues proposed. The research unveils the interactions of teachers, students, scholarship holder, and researchers with the Mathemolhes from pedagogical workshops Interactions in the environment and the notes on the research log provided data, which subsidized the study, further they were analyzed according to the methodology of qualitative textual analysis. From the analysis two categories emerged: articulation of the pedagogical practice and Environmental Education in the virtual context, which were both discussed at great length based on the theoretical grounds of educational technologies and environmental education. In the first category there are accounts indicating the (re)thinking of the pedagogical practices in the context of technologies and the need of collective and interdisciplinary works. The second category highlighted the relevance of working with environmental issues, in the virtual context transversely in the school curriculum, extrapolating the naturalist view of environmental education, includ ing aspects social, cultural and political ones. The tools of interaction available for the Mathemolhesimproved the closeness of teachers and their students helping them understand interests and doubts as well as understanding the process of building knowledge in the virtual perspective. In this sense, it is expected that the virtual environment of learning Mathemolhes becomes an inquiring environment for teachers, in a way that it can stimulate them to include the technology in their pedagogical work and tackle environmental issues in a integrated and wide manner.
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Bibliographical Information:

Advisor:Patrícia Alejandra Behar; Paula Regina Costa Ribeiro; Silvia Costa Botelho; Sheyla Costa Rodrigues; Débora Pereira Laurino

School:Fundação Universidade Federal do Rio Grande

School Location:Brazil

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:Virtual environment of learning environmental education interaction


Date of Publication:04/05/2006

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