Innovation and Evaluation in the Brazilian Higher Education Culture: Interdisciplinary and General Education


The aim of this study was to present partial results of the Interdisciplinary Higher Education Program (ProFIS) related to the interdisciplinary general education proposal, which represents an innovation in the Brazilian Higher Education culture. The general education provided by the program is concerned in preparing students with greater knowledge, critical sense by expanding their knowledge and culture, and makes them critical citizens and professionals. Besides curricular innovation, the course aims to establish a policy of affirmative action through the inclusion of public school students. Briefly, it presents the general education as curriculum emphasis adopted by universities in various parts of the world. Then, it presents the ProFIS proposal, its current development stage and the analysis of partial results of the evaluation process under development. The evaluation process is developed with teachers, students and course coordination.

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Pereira, E. , Carneiro, A. and Gonçalves, M. (2014) Innovation and Evaluation in the Brazilian Higher Education Culture: Interdisciplinary and General Education. Creative Education, 5, 1690-1701. doi: 10.4236/ce.2014.518188.

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