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CAPES stands for SNCT combining science and education – CAPES

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Photo: SNCT Fellows’ work presentation (Niara Demarco – CGCOM/CAPES)

The works of scholarship holders from the Teaching Commencement and Teacher Training Programs for Basic Education were attractions at the CAPES stand at the 20th National Science and Technology Week (SNCT), held in Brasilia until Sunday 22 October. Those who visited space found games of drawing, memory, guessing, and launching rockets made of cardboard. Everything is set up to encourage fun teaching for public school students.

Image: Drawing Games, from the Visual Arts Platform (Nayara Demarco – CGCOM/CAPES)

After the official opening of the event, on Tuesday, September 17, Laerte Ferreira, Country Director of Programs and Scholarships at CAPES, highlighted the Foundation’s role in Brazilian science. “Science cannot be separated from education. CAPES is responsible for the National System of Postgraduate Studies (SNPG). The science that we do in the country, directly or indirectly, includes SNPG, training of professors and doctors, continuous training of teachers and support for basic education,” he said.

The three faculties of knowledge – life sciences, humanities, exact, technological and interdisciplinary sciences – were represented. A group of visual arts students from the University of Brasilia (UnB) who participate in the Institutional Teaching Initiation Scholarship Program (Pibid) created games to stimulate creativity in the classroom: two drawing games and one Q&A with historical artists and works. “These projects, which were developed in classrooms at the University of Pennsylvania, have been implemented in both the University of Pennsylvania and Bibid schools,” explained Ruth Souza, one of the scholarship providers.

Photo: SNCT Fellows’ work presentation (Niara Demarco – CGCOM/CAPES)
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She was there too games computer that appears in com.eduCAPESthe institution’s portal for educational objects used by teachers and students in basic education, and Cerrado Optical, an educational material to better understand the Cerrado, developed by the Center for Scientific Education of the Institute of Biosciences of the University of Brasilia (UnB). Environment also presented the current edition of the magazine Heads in focuswhich is also available on location For the agency.

National Science and Technology Week kicked off on Saturday, October 14, and continues until Sunday, October 22, under the slogan Basic Sciences for Sustainable Development. This annual event is promoted by the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MCTI), with activities throughout Brazil. The exhibition was held with the CAPES Pavilion at the Ulysses Guimarães Convention Center in Brasilia.

The Coordination of Personnel Improvement in Higher Education (CAPES) is a body linked to the Ministry of Education (MEC).
(Brasilia – CGCOM/CAPES Editorial)
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