Ciência & Educação (Bauru)
versión impresa ISSN 1516-7313
versión On-line ISSN 1980-850X
BRANDO, Fernanda da Rocha y CALDEIRA, Ana Maria de Andrade. Investigation on the professional identity in Biological Science Major students. Ciênc. educ. (Bauru) [online]. 2009, vol.15, n.1, pp.155-173. ISSN 1516-7313. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1516-73132009000100010.
The current research presents the professional perspectives of the students majoring in Biological Science in a public university of São Paulo state. The students' perspectives related to that course, have been identified by means of semi structured interviews looking at the identity they have formed as part of how they imagine the ethos of Biology. We have verified that the course which has been surveyed, has contributed little to the construction of identification by the students with the job of Biology or Science teaching. Despite that, the course aims at such a formation of teachers, and it highlights the formation of an image of the scientist-researcher in the basic field areas of Biology.
Palabras clave : Initial formation of Biology teachers; Professional identity; Peirce's semiotic.