Content-based Instruction para professores pré-serviço: uma análise da problemática do processo de avaliação
Donadio, Luís Felipe Pereira dos Santos
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There are many foreign language teacher Education courses in Brazil which try to teach the pre-service teachers some language apart from theory studies and the practice needed to the professional development of these future teachers. We have seen that the theory and the classroom practice are almost always placed at the end of the courses in just some semesters. The language and literature course analyzed in this research tries to break with this tradition by using a different methodology which integrates aspects concerning theory studies and classroom practice through language studies (more specifically English). When adopting an innovative methodology to the Brazilian teacher education context, the course we propose to analyze brings many possibilities for research attempting to clarify the results in the usage of this methodology. Among other possibilities, this work focuses the students assessment. Through our personal experience in dealing with this course - since the researcher is a former English teacher of the course in study - we could notice a lot of questioning relating to the students assessment process. During the development of many competences in the course, we found some dilemmas in order to find assessment instruments and procedures which could serve to the integration proposed by the course. As a result, we invited three former teachers from the course to take part in this work in order to investigate how these teachers understood the methodology used in the course and how they performed the assessment process with their students. We have come to the conclusion that the assessment process is done intuitively and there is the need of developing a more appropriate assessment process for this context. We also try to define and characterize the methodology used in the course based on what has been developed in terms of learning-teaching theory.