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The contribution of information and communication technologies to higher education according to an interdiscipline proposal

Bernadete Malmegrim Vanzella Amem Lena Cardoso Nunes About the authors

The purpose of this study was to analyze the possibility of using Information and Communication Technologies as a pedagogical means for creating a learning environment and how thesetechnologies could contribute to the interdisciplinary approach foreseen in the current national curriculum policies of medical education. Analysis of the data focused on the following topics: the political-pedagogical project in the context of the curriculum policies of the medical course; information and communication technologies from the viewpoint of interdisciplinarity and the difficulties they pose in the pedagogical praxis. A preliminary analysis pointed to the following aspects: the importance of the political-pedagogical project as a guideline for the teaching purposes; interdisciplinar y integration as a process for a better teaching qualit y; the TIC as a learning facilitator; the difficulties of the students in selecting information from a virtual environment and finally, the challenge of forming general practitioners.

Interdisciplinary Communication; Communication; Information Technology; Education, Medical

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