Contemporary issues and mobile application development learning: where is the connection?

Authors

  • Andre Luiz França Batista Federal Institute of Education, Science, and Technology of the Triângulo Mineiro (IFTM) https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3225-8359
  • Rodrigo Grassi Martins Federal Institute of Education, Science, and Technology of the Triângulo Mineiro (IFTM)

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.31686/ijier.vol8.iss4.2275

Keywords:

Teaching resources, Teaching mobile programming, Contemporary social issues, Technological education

Abstract

As a result of discussions about the studies on Science, Technology, and Society (STS) we identified the need to understand how to promote discussions about those subjects on mobile programming learning. The purpose of this paper is to demonstrate how to introduce subjects that are relevant to society’s problems in a discipline with a high technical focus. Therefore, the present work contains an informative approach and becomes a possible subsidy to aid teachers who wish to establish, in their mobile programming classes, STS discussions. The suggestions here documented characterize themselves as resources for a probable improvement of the critical thinking, civil conduct of the students and also raise discussions and reflections among students and future professionals about the current reality, leading to imminent educational changes.

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Author Biographies

Andre Luiz França Batista, Federal Institute of Education, Science, and Technology of the Triângulo Mineiro (IFTM)

Professor at Federal Institute of Education, Science, and Technology of the Triângulo Mineiro (IFTM). Ph.D. in Scientific and Technological Education at Federal University of Santa Catarina (2017). Master in Systems Engineering at Federal University of Lavras (2009). Bachelor in Computer Science at Federal University of Lavras (2007). He visited as a researcher (BEX / CAPES Program number 6369/2015-04) the University of the West of Scotland (UWS, 2015-2016). Google Educator Certified level I. Main areas of interest: Scientific and Technological Education; Teaching in Technical and Higher Education; Distance Education; Informatics in Education; Education in Computer Science. He is also interested in studies on Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Robotics in Education, Games based Learning, Games in Education, Games development, Mobile and web development.

Rodrigo Grassi Martins, Federal Institute of Education, Science, and Technology of the Triângulo Mineiro (IFTM)

Holds a degree in Computer Science from the Federal University of Mato Grosso do Sul (2004). Holds a master's degree in Computer Science from the Institute of Computing (2006) at Unicamp and a doctorate in Electrical Engineering from UFU. Currently Professor of Basic, Technical and Technological Education at the Federal Institute of Education Science and Technology of the Triângulo Mineiro - Ituiutaba campus. Has experience in Computer Science, focusing on Artificial Intelligence and Database.

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Published

01-04-2020

How to Cite

França Batista, A. L., & Grassi Martins, R. (2020). Contemporary issues and mobile application development learning: where is the connection?. International Journal for Innovation Education and Research, 8(4), 163–170. https://doi.org/10.31686/ijier.vol8.iss4.2275

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