Cadernos de Pesquisa
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RICARDO, Elio Carlos. A discussion about learning competences: problems and alternatives. Cad. Pesqui. [online]. 2010, vol.40, n.140, pp.605-628. ISSN 0100-1574. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0100-15742010000200015.
Competences became part of the educational discourse, mainly after the issue of the National Curriculum Guidelines for Secondary Education and the National Curriculum Parameters by the Brazilian Ministry of Education. However, it has been observed that their comprehension is not clear. This paper presents and discusses some problems and alternatives about the notion and the logic of competences. Moreover, the practices and teacher knowledge are questioned.
Keywords : secundary education; skills; teacher backround; educational practice.