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Interfaces with Basic Education

The intercace with Basic Education occurrs mainly by the extracurricular courses on inovation in teaching and recycling of teachers from puclic schools. Among those, we highlights:

  • The Programa of Development of Teaching and Learning mediated in Geography: this course is coordinated by Dr Maria Eliza Miranda, from the Department of Geography, counting with the collaboration of part of faculty of the PPGF. The main objective of the course is to update teachers in the field of geographical science, articulating scientific aspects, techniques, culture and academic contemporary themes. Some Professors have participated: Alfredo Pereira Queiroz Filho, Bianca Carvalho Vieira, Débora de Oliveira, José Bueno Conti, Jurandyr Ross, Ligia Vizeu Barrozo, Maria Elisa Siqueira Silva and Yuri Tavares Rocha. On average, about 30 teachers from public schools participate annually.
  • Study Circle of Theoretical Frontiers for Teacher Training: this group started in September 2009, under the coordination of Dr. Maria Eliza Miranda, aggregating teachers from public schools around the country, undergraduate and graduate students of USP and some professors of the Department of Geography.
  • Project Soils in Schools: this project is coordinated by Dr. Déborah Oliveira. It occurrs in the Parque CienTec of USP. It is a teaching and universitary extension project, which allows undergraduate and graduate fellows to research on inovation in soil teaching experiments, to prepare teaching materials and to receive students from junior and high schools, teachers and visitors in general. Several themes have been addressed, such as: soil formation, soil profile, erosion, magnetism, colors, splash effect, soil as electricical conductor, soil as filter, among others.
  • Proposal for differentiated activities for teaching with the course Geography Teaching: fieldwork and tactile mapping. This course has as target audience the Coordinating teachers of the Pedagogic Nuclei of Geography in the Education Secretariat of the State of São Paulo.
  • Workshops Tactile Cartography and Geography Teaching, given by Dr Waldirene Ribeiro do Carmo, in several Educational Directories of São Paulo (Metropolitan Region of São Paulo) to Geography teachers from public schools.