Evaluation of programs aimed at strengthening research: the "waves program"
Journal for Educators, Teachers and Trainers,
2015, Volume 6, Issue 1, Pages -
AbstractIn Colombia, the "Waves program" is the "fundamental strategy of Colciencias to promote a civic and democratic culture in science and technology in the Colombian children and youth through research and teaching strategy - IEP". This research was conducted in the city of Bucaramanga and conducted an evaluation of the effectiveness and impact of this program in ten public institutions, addressing a qualitative methodology descriptive through semi-structured interviews with teachers previously trained at the University in strategy to know their views on the program, its possibilities and opportunities for improvement. The results showed the favourability of the program to the general improvement of pedagogical practices of participating teachers and relevance of the strategy in forming research from an early age. It was concluded in the voice of participating teachers need to implement this training program to the entire educational community and succeed in becoming part of the curriculum; for students currently participate in the strategy, demonstrate better academic and social development of the different activities programs Waves results.
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