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Internship And New Strategies In Civil Engineering: A Deep Analysis Of Building Sites

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2007 Annual Conference & Exposition


Honolulu, Hawaii

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June 24, 2007

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June 24, 2007

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June 27, 2007



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Collaborative & New Efforts in Engineering Education

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12.954.1 - 12.954.10



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Melany Ciampi

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Claudio Brito Council of Researches in Education and Sciences

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Internship and New Strategies in Civil Engineering: a deep Analysis of Building Sites

Claudio da Rocha Brito, Melany M. Ciampi, Hilda dos S. Alves COPEC – Council of Researches in Education and Sciences


The real challenge for all the Engineering Schools lately is to form the professional to act in the new work market. Nevertheless many Institutions have been searching hard for the best way to do so. Some of them have promoted new kind of curriculum more flexible and more adequate to the new student. One question remains: How to prepare the engineer for professional life? For some it is the internship that will provide the student the taste of what is to be an engineer. In Civil Engineer, the best way is also the internship at the building site if the choice of the student is to make constructions. For Civil Engineering the work force has an important role in the accomplishment of building a house or a skyscraper or any other engineering entrepreneurship in modern cities. Added to this among the challenges to be faced today by the developing countries are the changes in the extent of the production stimulated by new technologies and the impact of such changes in the education field occupy the central point. It is in fact part of a huge research in Civil Engineering in a very deep analysis of its history in the construction of a city in Atlantic Forest Region. It is worth to stand out that the relationship among learning and the workers' education level of the building site in Praia Grande city is approached through information picked in the workers' speech adding to the records of building companies. "Knowing how to do" of those workers happens in the building site and it is part of a structure of occupations, in which unqualified workers apprehend an occupation side by side with more experienced workers. Finally to recognize that a better education degree is fundamental in the absorption of new technologies that demand new productive processes and consequently a new profile of hand work in the building site.

1. Introduction

The so called global work market has been changing drastically the workplace and the practices. Therefore reflecting about the data of the field research and of the permanent dialogue with the subject of the investigation, it was built a referential to think the object study the worker and therefore to understand him/her from inside of his/her educational, cultural and professional context. It was defined as objective of this work the relationship between education and the workers of the building site learning, therefore, "knowing how to do" related to the low education level and the transfer of knowledge facing the innovations of productive process.

Ciampi, M., & Brito, C. (2007, June), Internship And New Strategies In Civil Engineering: A Deep Analysis Of Building Sites Paper presented at 2007 Annual Conference & Exposition, Honolulu, Hawaii. 10.18260/1-2--2400

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