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Ciência & Educação (Bauru)

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Ciênc. educ. (Bauru) vol.11 no.2 Bauru May/Aug. 2005

http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1516-73132005000200010 

O computador na Educação em Ciências: breve revisão crítica acerca de algumas formas de utilização1

 

The computer in Science Education: a brief critical review

 

 

Marcelo Giordan

Faculdade de Educação, Universidade de São Paulo. Av. da Universidade, 308. Cep: 05508-900, São Paulo, SP, Brasil. E-mail: giordan@fe.usp.br

 

 


RESUMO

O objetivo deste artigo é discutir algumas das principais questões atuais de pesquisa sobre a presença do computador nas aulas de Ciências. Para apresentar o estado da arte da pesquisa, recuperam- se as primeiras experiências de utilização do computador e também apresentam-se outras experiências de uso da internet, bem como de atividades desenvolvidas diante do computador. Paralelamente às formas de utilização do computador, são discutidas algumas questões de pesquisa desdobradas das doutrinas de pensamento que alimentam os programas de pesquisa em Educação em Ciências, enfatizando alguns conceitos da teoria da ação mediada.

Unitermos: computador, Educação em Ciências, sala de aula, Teoria da Ação Mediada.


ABSTRACT

In this article, we discuss some of the main current research questions on the presence of the computer in Science lessons. The state of the research in this field is reported, through recalling the first experiences on the use of computers and also through presenting other experiences of using the internet, as well as some experiences of activities at the computer. While the uses of computers in science lessons are reported, some research questions from Science Education are also described, with an emphasis on concepts of the mediated action theory.

Keywords: computer, Science Education, classroom, Mediated Action Theory.


 

 

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Artigo recebido em abril de 2004 e selecionado para publicação em outubro de 2005.

 

 

1 Versão modificada da conferência plenária, proferida no IV Encontro Nacional de Pesquisa em Educação em Ciências. Bauru, 2003.

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