The undergraduate program in natural sciences and the organization of its supervised internships

Renata Cardoso de Sá Ribeiro Razuck Jeane Cristina Gomes Rotta About the authors

This article discusses the necessary training of graduates in natural sciences to work in all of Basic Education and the structuring of supervised internships in that course. Many professionals have held the position of science teachers without, however, having specific training to do so. This fact may account for the low yield evidenced in the area, reverberating throughout the school life of the student. In this scenario the supervised internship can be a strong coordinating focus on improving initial teacher training, especially when it comes to breaking the dichotomy between theory and practice and the constitution of the stage as a space for research projects for developing collective educator training.

Higher Education; Natural sciences; Teacher education; Supervised internships

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