Culture-based Education Program

Cultural Development Trail

For the Culture-based Education Program to provide results and have a life-changing character for teaching, it is necessary to train the professionals who are responsible for bringing the content into the classroom. This is exactly what the Cultural Development Trail does: Train educators based on seven training topics with a 72-hour workload:

Course Class time
Popular culture and interdisciplinarity 8 hours
History of Afro-Brazilian culture, specific laws and course curriculum 8 hours
History of Indian-Brazilian culture, specific laws and course curriculum 8 hours
Project pedagogy 8 hours
Preparation of teaching projects 16 hours
Brazilian popular culture – music and dance (theory and practice) 16 hours
Popular games and interdisciplinarity 8 hours

Check the step by step:

  1. Cultural managers, coordinators and educators define the topic and schedule for implementation of the program;
  2. Learning goals and topics that will be addressed at each grade-appropriate level are defined;
  3. Cultural educators organize art practices related to the class themes;
  4. Once all are trained and prepared, it is time for the students to be introduced to information and activities;
  5. At the end of the semester, a summary of the entire process and knowledge acquired by the students is presented to the community, through projects developed by all the classes involved.

Monitoring and Evaluation

After the definition of the Cultural Development Trail, the application of the courses, extracurricular activities and teaching projects, the professionals involved in the Culture-based Education Program are monitored. Trough on-site visits and periodic meetings, it is possible to analyze the progress of the student and register the application of the tools. After this stage, a qualitative evaluation of the program takes place in three phases:

  • Application of a questionnaire for the various audiences involved;
  • Monitoring of students’ participation in cultural actions and school performance;
  • Analysis of school attendance.