Symposium IV - The 21st Century curricullum: ICT integration.

Coordenation: Maria Elizabeth Bianconcini de Almeida, Postgraduate Program in Education: Curriculum, Pontifícia Universidade Católica of São Paulo, Brazil.


Synthesis:

This proposal seeks to present the results of a research carried out from 2011 to 2013 with the objective of identifying the contributions and difficulties of training activities and educational practices, as well as the innovation evidenced, in seven Brazilian public schools connected to Project One Computer per Student, (Um Computador por Aluno, UCA – Phase II), located in the states of Goiás, Sao Paulo and Tocantins, with teacher training conducted by Pontifícia Universidade Católica of Sao Paulo.

The study has its foundations in the triad research-action-training. The methodology was based on document analysis and field research with collaborative, reflective, developmental, interpretive and qualitative and quantitative characteristics.

The research procedures were document analysis, observation log, reflective diary, interviews, questionnaires, focus groups and narrative.

Among the results, we identified changes in the reorganization of time and space of teaching work in schools, in teacher-student relationships, student-student and of those with knowledge, in the ecology of the classroom, of school and its surroundings, in the vocabulary of students; advances in students' skills in reading and expression of thought through the use of multiple languages; improvement in the self-esteem of students and teachers, increased motivation, decreased absences and school dropout; awakening of the research pleasure.

It is also evident the need to consider, in further initiatives, the integration among several dimensions: pedagogical, organizational (infrastructure and logistics), management, training of educators and public policy.

Dynamics

The panel presentations deal with different aspects involved in the research, as explained below.


Theme 1:  The insertion of the educational laptop in the curriculum of the Brazilian public schools: evidence of educational innovation and challenges in mobility actions
Presentation by: Silvana Donadio Vilela Lemos (Pontifícia Universidade Católica of São Paulo)
Synthesis: This presentation aims to report from the research results, the changes in teaching practice, the evidences of educational innovation and the challenges, from the actions performed with the educational laptop, in and out of seven public schools connected to the UCA Project - phase II of the State of São Paulo, Goiás and Tocantins.

Theme 2: Reflections of Brazilian teachers, working in basic education about their research practices in schools with the UCA Project.
Presentation by: Susana Ester Kruger-Dissenha and Maria Eduarda Lima Menezes (Pontifícia Universidade Católica of São Paulo)
Synthesis: This presentation focuses on the contributions resulting from the research carried out by the participation of teachers and school managers who acted as researchers in conjunction with University researchers and trainers, which contributed to the collection of meaningful data as well as to the expansion of both theoretical and methodology knowledge of school workers.

Theme 3: The ICT in school and in life: the voice of children and adolescents
Presentation by: Maria Altina da Silva Ramos, University of Minho
Synthesis: This presentation aims to show the perspective of students from two schools participating in the UCA research about the role of ICT in the lives of these individuals and in school, highlighting aspects related to ICT in the classroom, at school, at home, the role of teachers, books and the characteristics about the future school that they envision.