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A Proposal Of Present Education For Undergraduation Of Engineering Program

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2001 Annual Conference


Albuquerque, New Mexico

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June 24, 2001

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June 24, 2001

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June 27, 2001



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6.88.1 - 6.88.10



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Alexandre Botari

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Claudio da Rocha Brito

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Melany Ciampi

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Session 2360

A Proposal of Present Education for Undergraduation of Engineering Program

Claudio da Rocha Brito, Melany M. Ciampi, Alexandre Botari University Center of Lusiada


With the objective of mitigating the devastating effects of the “out of use”, it was created many extension, specialization and modernization courses, among others, in its several modalities in the several areas of the human knowledge, being the computing tools in an indispensable strategic position in this process. That preempt need of modernization imposes the need of educational proposals very different from the traditional ones. To supply this lack the “up date information” appeared, with the use of tools and pedagogic and educational methods not essentially orthodox, which implicit objective is the modernization. Not rare the students of under graduation of the scientific-technological areas complain exactly about this distance that makes it imperious among the level of learned information and the level that meet the referring point researches to the subjects or disciplines of its program. Certainly a lot already was done in the sense of decreasing such distance, but the fact is that this is the most important demanded lesson, so much of the priesthood as of the disciples, to know: “to learn how to learn”. Giving the student the autonomy necessary to look for the ones that are what, how, when, and where to learn. In this context the education institution cannot and it should supply the fundamental paper of getting into the sense of the under graduation program. This proposal suggests a new " form" to the educational orthodox methods, since it presupposes the use of consecrated methodologies of centuries, such as called seminars, for example, with derivations and innovative aspects when inserting in this the whole available technological tools in the institution, as well as the insert of more flexible and modernized concepts to the usual proposals. It could include a systematic of approach of the scientific technologies and methodologies called “top technology” generally developed in institutes and laboratories a little from distant of the really amount of the under graduating, through this up-to-date version of internal and external seminars to the institution.

I. Introduction

The scientific-technological revolution that we live propitiated, among many other things, a new sense for the words “out of use”. Yes, the word sense “out of use” was always intimately linked to the old, something that lost its usefulness in more appropriate substitutes' face and adapted to the present context. However, the elapsed time so that it happened the out of date is notably inferior to the one of some years ago.

Proceedings of the 2001 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition Copyright © 2001, American Society for Engineering Education

Botari, A., & da Rocha Brito, C., & Ciampi, M. (2001, June), A Proposal Of Present Education For Undergraduation Of Engineering Program Paper presented at 2001 Annual Conference, Albuquerque, New Mexico. 10.18260/1-2--9697

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