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Currículo sem Fronteiras
 A journal for a critical and emancipatory education   ISSN 1645-1384

A trajetória social de grupos etários maduros na aprendizagem digital (The social trajectory of mature social groups in digital learning)

Jorge Alberto Rosa Ribeiro, Cidriana Teresa Parenza, Margareth Fadanelli Simionato, and Teresinha Backes Piccinini

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This article – showing the results of an activity based on the indissolubility of teaching, research, and service in Graduate education – analyzes, using sociological references based on the literature on labor, education, and aging, the digital learning process of a group of individuals 45 years old or older. The data, collected through individual semi-structured interviews, was methodologically examined using collective subject discourse analysis and socio-professional trajectories analysis. This course of action allows for an identification of historic-generational determinations that shed light on the socio-professional trajectories of this mature group of subjects. The results also show that, for the investigated group, digital learning is directly related to the feeling of social inclusion. At the same time, the fear of damaging the machine (the computer) or even making a mistake is a challenge to the educational process; this fear has to be overcome in order to make the digital learning process possible.


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