The Freirean Legacy in Innovative Educational Practices: Maker Culture, Active Methodologies, Digital Technologies and Transdisciplinarity

Abstract

Currently, the challenges of contemporaneity impose a new social contract for a fairer, more democratic and inclusive society. This idea implies a new vision of education and, consequently, a re(think) and innovation of school curricular practices with the purpose of contributing to the education of all citizens in this new era. In this context, we highlight the visionary Paulo Freire and the Maker culture, since the study presented here is part of a project to be developed in the scope of initial teacher training. Based on a reflection on the presence of Freirean thought in contemporary school curriculum proposals, which values inclusion, trans-disciplinarity and the natural integration of digital technologies supported by active methodologies, in this specific case the "hands-on" culture, this article aims to understand the concept of Maker Culture from the perspective of future teachers who will integrate the project. A questionnaire was applied to 23 students doing Supervised Educational Practice, integrated in two professional master's degrees. Two open questions were considered in this paper. The results show that most future teachers associate the concept with the constructivist paradigm in the sense of knowing how to do and create by the student using digital technologies, but also attribute an innovative nature that trains students capable of solving problems in an attitude of predisposition to the task with predominance of a collaborative environment and human value. We hope to contribute to a reflection on the training of future teachers in this new social framework of education.



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Vânia Graça, Center for Research and Innovation in Education in Porto, Portugal
Paula Quadros-Flores, Polytechnic of Porto, Portugal
Kátia Gonzaga, ULisboa Institute of Education, Portugal

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Conference: ECE2022
Stream: Teaching Experiences

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To cite this article:
Graça V., Quadros-Flores P., & Gonzaga K. (2022) The Freirean Legacy in Innovative Educational Practices: Maker Culture, Active Methodologies, Digital Technologies and Transdisciplinarity ISSN: 2188-1162 The European Conference on Education 2022: Official Conference Proceedings https://doi.org/10.22492/issn.2188-1162.2022.19
To link to this article: https://doi.org/10.22492/issn.2188-1162.2022.19


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