Revista Brasileira de Orientação Profissional
versão ISSN 1679-3390
AGUIAR, Fernando Henrique Rezende e CONCEICAO, Maria Inês Gandolfo. Vocational guidance as a cross-curricular theme: an experience with professionals in education. Rev. bras. orientac. prof [online]. 2011, vol.12, n.1, pp. 107-117. ISSN 1679-3390.
Vocational guidance is becoming more relevant in society and is considered essential for students' healthy development. Cross-curricular themes, as proposed by the Brazilian legislation in Education, are seen as an effective means to promote vocational development but, for that, teachers must be well trained. The purpose of this study is to describe an experience of training education professionals to think of vocational guidance as a cross-curricular theme. It was noticed that, despite resistance offered by the participants and the obstacles they raised during the course, at the end, they could understand better issues such as: the teacher's power to influence, vocational development and cross-curricular education. Finally, the participants produced simple but useful projects that could contribute effectively to the students' vocational choice.
Palavras-chave : vocational guidance; vocational development; teachers; cross-curricular themes; training.