Digital transformation in education09.03.2020 | Education and Citizenship
Modern times demand agility and productivity. That goes for all sectors of life and, with education, this scenario isn´t any different. Using technology in favor of teaching is one of the most assertive strategies, since innovation is able to improve the quality of education. That is why, this year, Caminhos para a Cidadania [Pathways to citizenship] Program becomes completely digital. The proposal is to expand students and teachers´ access to the initiative, working on issues related to traffic safety, urban mobility and citizenship.
In practice, the contents of the Distance Learning (EAD) course will be made available on an exclusive platform for educators, who will spread the subjects through activities dealt with in the classroom. “Students, in turn, will be able to access activities and games on the program's portal. With this change, we want to reach the largest number of people in bordering cities along the highways of Grupo CCR”, says Ariane Teles, from the CCR Institute.
For her, new technologies are helping to develop education. “We know how important these tools are to help in the teaching and learning process”, she concludes.
Kelly Lima, pedagogical consultant, explains that digital education serves to guide students' learning, helping them to be more than consumers of technology, but, rather, producers or conscious users of it. “Digital citizenship is a good example of how we can take this topic to the classroom, of how we should relate to others on the other side of the screen, in addition to highlighting the dangers of the internet,” she says.
In the first semester, the distance learning course will address social and emotional skills as a central theme, through educational Traffic Safety and Environment campaigns. In the second semester, the program will talk about the importance of the entire recycling chain, through actions during the Brazilian Traffic and Conscious Consumption Week.
Kelly says that the intention is to reflect on how education goes far beyond the cognitive part. “Social and emotional skills and the relationship between ourselves and with others are also part of this context. In addition, we propose a pedagogical structure that facilitates self-teaching and encourages behavior for distance learning”, she concludes.