University of São Paulo: USP tutorial education programs will share experiences at the Bauru campus


One of the oldest and longest-running educational policy programs in the country, existing since 1979, the Tutorial Education Program (PET) created by the Ministry of Education of the federal government seeks comprehensive, comprehensive and quality training for undergraduate students, encouraging citizenship , proactivity, social awareness, teamwork and the improvement of higher education. For this, it offers monthly scholarships to students and tutors of higher education courses throughout the country who develop research, teaching and extension projects in an integrated manner.

Implemented at USP in 2003, the program has 22 groups at the University, which will meet on September 17 at the USP campus in Bauru for the 20th edition of Epetusp . The annual meeting aims to share and discuss the experiences, achievements and challenges that these programs face in carrying out their activities.

The event, which takes place at USP’s Bauru School of Dentistry (FOB) Theater, also seeks to consolidate USP PETs , improve communication, improve the program, learn from the work of other groups, encourage collaborations and partnerships, as well as promote the continuity of the works discussed in the regional and national meetings.

For USP’s Dean of Undergraduate Studies, Aluisio Augusto Cotrim Segurado, who will be present at the meeting, Epetusp is a “privileged moment for exchanging experiences and discussing proposals for the improvement of tutorial education at our University. We hope to bring together students and professors involved in USP’s 22 tutorial education projects to discuss the role of digital technologies in the dissemination of knowledge supported by science and the role of USP in this context”.

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“This year’s proposal is to enable reflections on the impact of digital culture, which was so evident during the period of isolation by the covid-19 pandemic, on society in terms of academic and professional training”, informs the coordinator of PET Dentistry at FOB , Professor Ana Carolina Magalhães, member of the organization of this edition of the event together with Professor Wanderléia Quinhoneiro Blasca, coordinator of PET Speech Therapy.

In this context of digital culture, according to Professor Magalhães, the “dissemination and absorption of political information and the social impact of training and information properly or not disseminated digitally will also be discussed. Favoring not only the differentiated training of the PETian, ​​but also the elaboration of proposals for joint interdisciplinary actions between the different groups on this topic”.

This year’s program will feature a lecture, roundtable and presentation of 17 works by USP’s PET groups on completed and/or ongoing actions. Discussion groups will also be organized with the following approaches: a) PET’s role in translating technical-scientific information to society; b) role of PET in the dissemination of scientific information among its peers and c) how to combat fake news and its impact on science?

This is the third time that the event is held at the Bauru campus, the previous editions took place in 2005 and 2016. In addition to the dean, the event will have the participation of the deputy dean of Graduation, Marcos Garcia Neira, from the director from the FOB, Marília Afonso Rabelo Buzalaf, the deputy director of the FOB, Carlos Ferreira dos Santos, and the lecturers Sérgio Amadeu da Silveira (UFABC), Chao Lung Wen (FMUSP) and Luciano Basso, president of the Permanent Commission for Monitoring Epetusp , between others.

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