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A New Approach To Engineering And Technology Education And The New Pedagogy

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2002 Annual Conference


Montreal, Canada

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June 16, 2002

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June 16, 2002

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June 19, 2002



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New Approaches in Engineering Curriculum

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7.71.1 - 7.71.7



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Ricardo Molina

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Melany Ciampi

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Claudio Brito

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A New Approach to Engineering and Technology Education and the New Pedagogy

Claudio da Rocha Brito, Melany M. Ciampi, Ricardo Castillo Molina SENAC School of Engineering and Technology


A new Pedagogy has emerged as a consequence of a new educational paradigm. This new pedagogy preaches the commitment of family, society and educational institutions. SENAC School of Engineering and Technology has implemented a Telecommunication Engineering Program that contains in its curriculum what is called “Free Period”, which is in according to the new paradigm of education. The students have a free time during the week when they can attend classes in one of other SENAC units. They can attend as many courses as they want at least one per two years. They are free to choose among the many options like environment, fashion design, nursing, photography, media design and others. At he end of each period they present a report about their development, which is evaluated by a council compound of a psychologist, a pedagogue a professor of engineering and the coordinator of the program. The goal is to form engineers with a vision to the future, a professional that is able to see the opportunity without loosing the perception of human dimension and how much it implies in a search for answers of the several challenges of engineering. At the end of the program the students have solid knowledge of basic science courses, basic engineering courses and specific engineering courses, besides the experience acquired with the development of projects in partnership with enterprises.

I. Introduction

People live today in a world of no frontiers, with complete new values, a global world, in the middle of post industrial revolution, neo liberal policies and no jobs. The challenge in Brazil, like any other Country of West World is to form professionals with scientific minds to develop science and technology in according to the complexity of modern day-by-day life. Science and technology has to promote the progress of contemporary society drawing a complete new future. It is essentially, to make science and create technology in according to the necessities acting locally, thinking globally.

In 1996 the Education Ministry of Brazil published the Federal Law no. 9.394 known as LDB – Basis and Directress Law of Education. With this new Law it started the educational reforms with the objective of increasing the quality of 3rd Grade in the Country. Although the reforms

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Molina, R., & Ciampi, M., & Brito, C. (2002, June), A New Approach To Engineering And Technology Education And The New Pedagogy Paper presented at 2002 Annual Conference, Montreal, Canada. 10.18260/1-2--11067

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