ABS215 - The formation of environmental educators: a study of knowledge appropriation procedures and concept development in school context
Working Group Roundtable (WGRT)
1:30 PM, Thursday 31 Aug 2017 (1 hour)
Convention Center - 2000 A - Table C
Research on environmental crisis involves understanding the relationship between human beings and nature associated with material and social relations which are determined by how capitalist society functions. So, thinking about concepts that need to be addressed during the process of environmental education, we noted the need for a greater relationship between concepts because the conceptual systematization in this field involves the appropriation of concepts from different areas. In this context, the objective of this study is to investigate how the discussion of environmental concepts in a dialectical approach contributes to a new understanding of the appropriation processes of knowledge and to the conceptual development in a specific context of school education. We aim to expand the understanding of the limitations and challenges of a training process - teacher trainer and teacher in initial training interaction - by focusing on environmental issues. This research was methodologically characterized as a “Participant Survey”. A study group was implemented in a teacher training course in chemistry. The meetings were videotaped and transcribed, and then analyzed based on the micro genetic analysis. We have observed that the conceptual network presented by the future teachers is part of a system composed of situational, perceptual and experiential criteria. The neoliberal idea of society, which is based on individualism and the free market, had structured symbolic interventions of the individuals. It is important to explain the networking concepts brought by the individuals and to promote questioning and reflection in order to build a society with greater social-environmental justice.