Ciências & Cognição
On-line version ISSN 1806-5821
OVIGLI, Daniel Fernando Bovolenta and BERTUCCI, Monike Cristina Silva. The training for science teaching in pedagogy's curricula of public colleges in São Paulo state. Ciênc. cogn. [online]. 2009, vol.14, n.2, pp. 194-209. ISSN 1806-5821.
The science teaching in initial grades of elementary school has some special features when compared to that practiced in other stages of the process of schooling. One of them is the fact of having a multipurpose teacher, in general graduated in pedagogy and also responsible for teaching other areas of knowledge. This work had a goal study the characteristics that guide the teacher's training for teaching science in undergraduate courses offered by public institutions of higher education of São Paulo state. The material of analysis for research consisted in menus and programs detailing the disciplines Science Teaching Methodology (MEC). Some results include the programs that emphasize methodological issues and not specific contents of Natural Sciences, in some cases, emphasizing the practice of teaching in the context of discipline MEC. Furthermore, the course of pedagogy, has not quite defined the training for science teaching in initial grades, considering the different aspects of the course for example, Youth and Adult Education (EJA) or for individuals with special needs. Some recommendations include increase the hours of discipline and their link with the practice of teaching
Keywords : science teaching; pedagogy; teacher training.