CTSA approach in education: opportunities and challenges in continuing education teachers


  • Marcia Camilo Figueiredo Universidade Tecnológica Federal do Paraná, Câmpus Londrina
  • Zenaide de Fátima Dante Correia Rocha Universidade Tecnológica Federal do Paraná – UTFPR
  • Alessandra Dutra Universidade Tecnológica Federal do Paraná – UTFPR




Basic education, civic education, interdisciplinary teaching, CTSA, teaching


In order to initiate the formation of critical citizens from the Basic Education, this research aimed to investigate how a group of teachers from the local public from Londrina in Parana conceives of Science-Technology-Society-Environment Approach (CTSA) for the teaching of scientific content. Data were collected through questionnaires and speeches from the participating during a course entitled Science-Technology-Society, offered in the course of Specialization in Education and Technology of the Federal Technological University of Paraná, Brazil. According to the data obtained initially unaware of this entire group approach to teaching. Soon, they were not as elaborate, plan and develop scientific content prioritizing CTSA relations. Therefore, this research promoted participants the innovation pedagogical and methodological knowledge to work the CTSA relationships in the classroom, because teachers revealed in his speeches understanding of how important it is to develop the contents prioritizing CTSA relations to form citizens critical to society. Based on these data, we stress the importance of teaching continuing education that enables the study of the CTSA approach to mobilize a more qualitative basic education.


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Biografia do Autor

Marcia Camilo Figueiredo, Universidade Tecnológica Federal do Paraná, Câmpus Londrina

Departamento de Ensino de Ciências Humanas, Sociais e da Natureza.

Área: interdisciplinar

Zenaide de Fátima Dante Correia Rocha, Universidade Tecnológica Federal do Paraná – UTFPR

Departamento de Ciências Humanas, Sociais e da Natureza

Alessandra Dutra, Universidade Tecnológica Federal do Paraná – UTFPR

Departamento de Ciências Humanas, Sociais e da Natureza


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Figueiredo, M. C., Rocha, Z. de F. D. C., & Dutra, A. (2016). CTSA approach in education: opportunities and challenges in continuing education teachers. HOLOS, 2, 373–388. https://doi.org/10.15628/holos.2016.3522