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Extremely important for the formation of young people, Human and Social Sciences in the New High School also underwent changes in the way they should be worked during the three years of the course. In this sense, it is necessary that the educational institution and the faculty are prepared to apply the disciplines of the area in accordance with the proposal of the Common National Curriculum Base (BNCC).
The new learning structure aims to adapt education to the real needs of the contemporary student. Therefore, matters that are part of the human and social area should be guided by an ethical formation of young people as citizens. In today’s post, we will clarify the main changes related to the subject. Check out!
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How were the Humanities and Social Sciences worked before?
The Human and Social Sciences area is responsible for the study of subjects focused on human beings and their interaction with society. They propose an investigation of man and social events, approaching different theoretical, subjective and practical aspects, such as: language, knowledge production and language.
The disciplines that make up this category are History, Geography, Philosophy and Sociology. Before the implementation of the New High School, they were taught separately, each with a specific hour load, in addition to being mandatory during the three years of training, allowing students to deepen their understanding of the content.
The changes made to the students’ curriculum are aimed at offering quality education that empowers adolescents, in addition to ensuring comprehensive information that develops the skills desired in the 21st century, so that they leave school prepared to deal with the market of work.
How will they be studied in the New High School?
According to Law 13.415/2017, which amended the BNCC, the New High School is now divided into five training itineraries: Languages and its Technologies, Mathematics and its Technologies, Natural Sciences and its Technologies, Applied Human and Social Sciences, and Technical and Professional Training.
If before, the Humanities and Social Sciences subjects were worked individually, from now on they will be taught in an integrated way with other areas, without any specific deepening. The disciplines in the area are present in the schedule and must be studied during the course, but they are no longer mandatory in the three years, becoming optional.
See what will be the skills and competences of this itinerary established by the BNCC.
Epistemological and Scientific Procedures
It consists of the analysis of political, social, economic, environmental and cultural processes that have taken place at a local, regional, national or global scale, considering the different times, based on the plurality that involves epistemological, as well as scientific and technological procedures.
Thus, young people will have the opportunity to understand and take a critical stand on the contents studied, respecting the most diverse points of view, in addition to knowing how to make decisions based on arguments and sources validated by scientific nature.
Physical and Cultural Borders
In this competence, the objective is to investigate the formation of territories and borders, taking into account all times and spaces, the power relations that contribute to the determination of territorialities, and the geopolitical role of nation-states.
Society and Nature
Its study allows for the analysis and critical assessment of the relationships between different peoples, groups and society with nature, which includes production, distribution and consumption, and the impact they cause in the economic and socio-environmental sphere.
Alternatives are also presented that encourage respect and promote awareness, socio-environmental ethics and responsible consumption, reducing negative impacts on society as a whole.
work and society
It concerns the ability to analyze the factors that involve the relations of production, capital and labor. Therefore, different territories, contexts and cultures are studied, with the aim of discussing and understanding the role of these relationships in terms of the construction, consolidation and, above all, transformation of societies.
Culture and Ethics
Through this competence, the student becomes able to identify and act in the fight against any and all injustice, violence or prejudice against the various social groups, using democratic, ethical, inclusive and supportive principles, and that are in agreement. with Human Rights.
Society’s Policy and Forms of Organization
It enables young people to participate in the public debate from a critical perspective, which respects positions that differ from their own. In addition, it helps to make choices that are in line with the exercise of citizenship and its goals and life project, with autonomy, critical awareness, freedom and responsibility.
How can teachers prepare for changes in the Humanities and Social Sciences?
When it comes to planning for the New High School, it is the duty of schools to ensure that their students acquire the necessary knowledge to make the transition from adolescence to adulthood, which can happen through entry into the labor market, continuation of studies at university or through community life.
For this to really happen in practice, it is essential to have a faculty prepared to conduct the training itineraries and their respective competencies. It is noteworthy that the new proposal encourages the protagonism of the student, which impacts the performance of the teacher, who becomes an intermediary of knowledge.
Since the subjects that deal with historical and social issues will be taught in an integrated way, it is necessary that educators expand their knowledge in the subjects that are part of the area. In addition to updating knowledge within its own specialization, it is necessary to learn more about culture in general, with special attention to social changes in the contemporary world.
With this, the teachers will be ready to teach the Humanities and Social Sciences in the New High School and, thus, apply their teaching methods to the proposal that will be implemented by 2022. Joining the Eleva Platform is an important differential in this adaptation process, as we offer integrated materials for basic formation and formation itineraries.
Each knowledge area provides up to two itinerary options, according to the demands of the job market. Not to mention that there is also the possibility of customizing knowledge trails, which allows the learning journey to be monitored and guided by teachers and pedagogical managers.
Another highlight is the offer of elective courses, in addition to the Life Intelligence Laboratory (LIV), which promotes the development of a life project for each individual student. All our resources are structured based on innovative methodologies, which establish a learning process aligned with the use of technology, in order to achieve better results.
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