A total of 167 new teachers graduated from the Chair of Science, Technology and Society, an initiative of the National Council for Science and Technology (CONACYT).
The fifth edition of the course was held from March to November 2020, in default mode from the Conacyt platform, with a workload of 250 hours.
Through the hypothetical method, teachers from all over the country, out of 167 fresh graduates, 40 from Itapúa, 40 from Central, 24 from the capital, 14 from Canindeyú, 9 from Caaguazú, 7 from Alto Paraná, 6 from Neembucú, 5 from Misiones , 5 from Cordillera, 4 from Paraguar, 4 from Amambay, 3 from Guaira, 2 from President Hayes, 1 from Casapa and 1 from San Pedro. It should be noted that two foreign teachers also participated: 1 from Uruguay and 1 from Colombia.
The aim of the course was to enhance the training process targeted at practicing teachers and educational technicians, on integrating the STS curriculum in teaching, as an educational alternative, which allows the teaching and learning of science in a social context.
With the fifth edition of the CTS Chair, Conacyt has already trained a total of 513 instructors from all levels and from across the country. On this occasion, there was support from the Organization of Ibero-American States for Education, Science and Culture (OEI) and the Polytechnic College of Asunción National University (UNA).
Promoters of scientific culture
On behalf of the recent alumni, Valeria Fernandez, from the Itapua department, thanked the organizing institutions for their initiative during the conclusion of this issue of the Chair.
“The title that we have achieved carries with it a great responsibility with our students and with the Paraguayan community (…) We are called to be promoters of training in the scientific, social and technological culture. We cannot continue to apply the same teaching and learning processes that prevailed for years, we must realize that there is A big gap between what our students need and today’s society and what they receive daily at school. We can make change. “
Engineer Eduardo Filippo, President of Conacyt, emphasized the importance of educating and training teachers in CTS, as well as the number of graduates of the 5th edition, which was achieved thanks to the hypothetical method at the beginning of the epidemic, moreover, this type of initiative helps the development of science in the country. Finally, he congratulated the recent graduates for successfully completing the CTS Chair, which was jointly funded by Conacyt through the Prociencia Program, with support from FEEI.