Maria da Conceicao Silva

Historical education and religion: Brazilian and Portuguese perspectives

The research investigates the historical awareness of students on the subject of religions taught in History classes. It is an epistemological investigation in the line of Historical Education, which can encourage the innovation of the teaching of the history of Religion (of religions) and, above all reflect the discipline of History with its specificities. In order to do so, it seeks to identify how the narratives of school children produce expectations of continuity, or rupture (past, present and future). The central focus is to analyze the didactic proposal on the theme of Religion, presented in didactic (material) texts, observing how it is taught and what is taught about Religion (religions) to the young people of elementary and middle public schools of the Central West region of Goiás, and in the Minho region of Portugal. It is also intended to contribute to a better social insertion of the educated youth and to the training and qualification of human resources (research teachers) to work in Basic Education.


Learning and historical awareness in times of pandemic in the state of Goiás

Description: The project arose from the need to monitor the effects of the New Coronavirus pandemic and the consequent social distancing on the forms of historical learning in the context of schooling corresponding to Basic Education. The research aims to gather data for further analysis about the historical ideas and historical awareness developed during the period in which students participated in history classes through remote teaching. We intend to gather information about experiences and interpretations of historical time, projecting perspectives for the future of students who have experienced this state of suspension experienced in the present time. The project is based on the theoretical and methodological assumptions of Historical Education (RÜSEN, 2015; BARCA, 2011), comprising quantitative and qualitative aspects of the evidence and narratives presented by children, youth and adults who attend public and private schools in the state of Goiás.