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  • About the Postgraduate Program in Education

    • Program Background

      PPGE/UNISUL, Master’s and Doctorate Degree in Education, recommended by CAPES in 2007 and 2019, respectively, consolidated its presence in the southern region of the state of Santa Catarina, in line with the character of Unisul’s community university, which hosts this course. In this connection, the Program constantly seeks to maintain, continue and, at the same time, expand the necessary theoretical-conceptual density of research carried out within the scope of the PPGE/UNISUL that has historically contributed to the consistent training of researchers. The importance that the PPGE has been assuming in the municipality, in the region, in the entire state and in the country stands out as a Stricto Sensu Post-Graduate Course that is responsible, since its recommendation by CAPES, for the expressive training of Masters in Education, compatible with quality standards, with a focus on research in Education.

      From 2021 onwards, the Doctorate in Education course has gained prominence, through activities that are developed aiming at a broad scientific training with theoretical-methodological rigor, with view at developing research capacity and innovative power in the Education area. Thus, the main purpose of studies within the scope of the PPGE/UNISUL, the Master’s and Doctorate Degree in Education materializes; thus priority is given to quality standard research at national and international level consistently with the needs that appear in a special way in the Brazilian reality. Therefore, the Doctorate Course follows the same guidelines as the Master’s degree Course. However, it advances towards a scientific training expanded in a theoretical-methodological rigor in order to develop research capacity, innovative power in the field of Education. It is in the search for this theoretical-methodological identity that we intend to consolidate the Program.

    • Objectives

      As a unique space for intellectual development, research, extension and professional training, the university and the PPGE are privileged loci to debate, question and reflect on the problems of Brazil, in a global context within continuous transformation, among other subjects. The Master’s Degree Course in Education is aimed at professionals linked or not to the area of ​​Education in its different levels and modalities, enabling teachers and researchers to prepare to work at different levels in the national education system, in order to contribute to the expansion of scientific knowledge and develop research of theoretical and social relevance that contribute to facing the different problems experienced in the area. In order to materialize this proposal, the Program aims to:

      General Objective of the Master in Education

      Train teachers and researchers committed to the advancement of knowledge to work in education, in theoretical and social relevance activities, in teaching, research and extension.

      Specific objectives

      • Encourage the production and socialization of knowledge in the field of Education, enabling its articulation with national and international research and postgraduate centers;

      • Create a space for continuous and critical reflection and deepening of educational theories and practices;

      • Contribute to the qualification of pedagogical processes in the school environment;

      • Enable theoretical reflection on Brazilian education;

      • Contribute to the different instances of education, especially local and regional ones, seeking social quality in all its levels and modalities.

      General Objective of the Doctorate degree in Education

      Develop studies and research aimed at training researchers and qualified teachers for the construction/production and advancement of scientific and technological knowledge in the field of Education and to work in activities of theoretical and social relevance in research, teaching and extension.

      Specific objectives

      • Develop research in the field of Education, encompassing the different themes covered in the program with a view at enhancing the critical capacity of knowledge production in its ethical, aesthetic, political, philosophical and epistemological dimensions;

      • Promote research committed to the production of knowledge that enhances processes of social transformation, contemplating the institutional scope and social and environmental movements;

      • Train researchers capable of contributing to the production and advancement of scientific and technological knowledge in the field of Education, inserted in national and international networks.

    • Major Area

      The PPGE’s Major area is called “Education”, so that courses are organized through studies and research on educational processes and their foundations from the perspective of understanding the educational phenomenon in its different aspects.

    • Research Lines

      To deal with the Major, PPGE promotes the following lines of research:

      Education, History and Politics: historical, political and pedagogical foundations of education. Basic education and higher education policies. Institutions: history and school practices.

      Cultural and Historical Relations in Education: educational processes and their interfaces with culture, history, philosophy, sociology, anthropology and psychology. Teachers training. Childhood studies and education in formal and informal frameworks. Gender, class and race/ethnicity relationships in education.

      Science Education: historical, philosophical, epistemological, axiological, psychological and didactic-pedagogical foundations of Science Education related to teaching and learning processes in Basic and Higher Education (initial and continuing teacher education) and in non-formal and informal contexts.

    • Student and Alumni Profile

      The Master’s degree in Education aims to train teachers and researchers with skills to:

      • Acting in different institutions of the education system, capable of contributing to the advancement of knowledge in the educational field and developing research of theoretical and social relevance;

      • Investigate and analyze the educational reality, ensuring a professional performance that articulates theory and practice;

      • Mastering methods, techniques and processes of scientific research on the educational process;

      • Understand the educational reality in order to learning it in its entirety and complexity;

      • Act with ethics and intellectual and political commitment with a view to building social justice that includes quality social education, among other social assets;

      • Interact with peers through participation in collective intervention processes and knowledge sharing;

      • Contribute to school and social educational projects, aware of the teacher professional commitment and social role, especially with public and democratic education;

      • Understand training as an ongoing process.

      The Doctorate in Education degree aims to train Doctorate degree recipients who:

      • understand Education in its history, complexity and diversity, developing and guiding research related to the area’s problems with an original approach, density of analysis and scientific rigor in conjunction with other areas of knowledge;

      • contribute to the production and advancement of scientific and technological knowledge with intellectual and investigative autonomy, acting in research groups inserted in national and international networks.

      • act as teachers and researchers in educational spaces at their different levels, in particular, at Undergraduate and Post-Graduate level, committed to social transformation at the local, regional, national and international levels.

    • Master's Degree Course

      Unisul’s Masters Degree in Education was created with the aim of meeting the regional and national demand for studies and research in this area. The course prioritizes the production of knowledge and the training of research professors. It is part of the construction of theoretical education reflection spaces and enables the understanding of the educational phenomenon in its insertion into the broader context, allowing for the necessary interpretation of reality.

      This course contributes to the understanding of the educational issue in its historicity, totality and complexity in a Brazilian educational framework characterized by high illiteracy rates, low schooling rates and problems in teacher training at different levels and modalities of education.

      The Masters in Education Course is a privileged locus to debate, question and reflect on the issues of the contemporary world, intervening in the processes of training teachers for higher education and researchers in education and teachers from other levels and modalities of education.

      For more information please contact us via e-mail [email protected].

    • Doctoral Course

      Unisul’s Doctorate in Education degree was created with the aim of increasing the quality of research and knowledge production, necessary for the university to exercise its role in social development. It appears like another institutional space in the development of high-level research and training of researchers in the field of Education.

      The course is characterized as a proposition that is necessary from a qualitative/quantitative point of view, ensuring the commitment to the production and dissemination of scientific knowledge, reinforcing the understanding that it is up to the university, within the rigor of its autonomy, to coordinate between teaching, research and extension.

      In this sense, the Doctoral course appears like an institutional locus for training high-level researchers who can contribute in a range from production of knowledge, to the local, regional, national and international levels, getting structure according to the principles of interdisciplinarity, the flexibility and articulation between teaching, research and extension and articulation among the different levels and modalities of education.

      The Doctorate in Education, by advancing from the perspective of quality, expresses its commitment to the scientific training of students and teachers for an increasingly qualified social intervention.

      For more information please contact us via e-mail [email protected].