O uso das tecnologias da informação e comunicação nas visitas escolares do centro de ciências de Araraquara: análise sobre a gincana tecnológica e investigativa de química
Maruyama, José Antonio
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This paper discusses the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in Chemistry Technological and Investigative Gymkhana, activity of the Sciences Center of Araraquara, an UNESP science museum. The objectives of this study were to investigate the use of these resources in the activity, the conception of these participants on such use and contributions to the Teaching of Chemistry. The research subjects were museum visitors students and data collection was done through a questionnaire answered at the end of the visits. The data indicated the participation of students from public, private and SESI system during the period of analysis. It was observed that the computer is materialized as a cultural tool and is used by visitors during GTIQ to perform the action for resolution of the proposed activity. Also making use of the internet to search for information, visitors indicated appropriate of this resource as a mediator of the action. So we can suggest that the use of technological resources changes the relationship of the students with the chemical contents, since they showed more interested when using equipment to which they have affinity (cellular and computers). Another important factor to be noted is that the use of ICT makes the search for information more dynamic, which, in the view of visitors, facilitated research and become more motivating. ICTs used during GTIQ played motivational role, arousing the interest of visitors by subjects and drawing attention to the same themes. ICTs being used in a investigative approach encouraged the active participation of visitors. Technological resources used during the activities of the Gymkhana had their potential exploited, helping assisting visitors in the problems solving presented and stimulating the use of the Internet as a learning environment.