Teacher In Service Program
“Engineering in the Classroom”
The RIO DE JANEIRO Experience
CORDOBA 2008
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BRAZIL
Overview of Brazilian Education System
•Basic Education – 9 years (normally starting at the
age of 6) – Public Schools – Municipality
•Medium Education – 3 years - State (some Federal
Schools, generally related to Universities)
Also Technical Education
•Superior Education – 5 years for Engineering –
Federal Government
In all levels – There is also a Private System
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BRAZIL
Overview of Brazilian Education System
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Exam to enter in the University (Vestibular)
At the moment Engineering courses are
requested by many students due to the
economic growing
Courses like Law, Administration,
Odontology and Communication are also
very requested
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BRAZIL
Recent Initiative
Program to Promote and to Enrich Engineering
(Programa de Promoção e Valorização das Engenharias
- PROMOVE)
•Public Call MCT/FINEP/FNDCT – PROMOVE –
Engineering in the Medium Education 05/2006
Implementation of innovative projects to promote the
interaction between Engineering Sciences and Medium
Level Education ( 15-17 )
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2006-2007
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Boston (R1)
Piura, Peru (R9)
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Student branch pilot
Indianapolis (R4)
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Rio de Janeiro (R9)
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Memphis (R3)
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Kuala Lumpur (R10)
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Baltimore (R2)
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Cape Town (R8)
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Dallas (R5)
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TISP in Region 9
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17-18 August de 2007
Rio de Janeiro
Hotel Sheraton ( Av. Niemeyer )
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Financially suported by IEEE EAB
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Reaching Region 9 members
Flyers in three languages
Article in NoticIEEEro
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Attendance
NAME
Members
ARGENTINA:
6
BRAZIL:
47
CHILE:
2
COLOMBIA:
14
COSTA RICA:
3
EL SALVADOR:
1
GUATEMALA:
2
MEXICO:
10
NICARAGUA:
2
PANAMA:
2
PERU:
6
PUERTO RICO:
4
TRINIDAD & TOBAGO:
1
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Brazil
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35 from Rio de Janeiro
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10 IEEE members ( 3 GOLD )
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21 pre-university educators ( 5 speakers )
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3 university educators ( speakers ) over 17
schools represented
1 concerned father ( Elect. Eng. )
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Build a better
candy bag
Rotational
Equilibrium
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Feedback
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Overall Program Rating 4.57/5
average 97 % of the respondents
rated the program either “excellent”
or “good”
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Did we reach the objective ?
How likely were you to work with
teachers/students/schools/school systems
prior to this training?
#
%
Definitely
33
40.8
Maybe
29
35.8
No
4
4.9
Not Answered
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18.5
Totals
81
100.0
How likely are you to work with teachers/students/schools/school
systems after coming to this training?
#
%
Definitely
59
72.8
Maybe
2
2.5
No
0
0.0
Not Answered
20
24.7
Totals
81
100.0
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Joint work
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NEXT STEP
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Workshop in Rio de Janeiro at CEFET
CEFET is a technology oriented Medium
School (Federal)
Has a Professional Master on Teaching of
Sciences and Mathematics
Has great iteration with other schools
Takes part of a PROMOVE project
The workshop is scheduled for October 4th
Expected 80 participants
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