Beatriz Koppe

Biographical note

Graduation – Full Degree in Portuguese and German – University of Vale do Rio dos Sinos (1994). Master – Communication (concentration area: Semiotics) – University of Vale do Rio dos Sinos (1999). Lato Sensu Graduate Program in Active Learning – Education (2019). Lato Sensu Post-Graduation in Knowledge Management in Higher Education (2014). Experience in the area of Letters, with emphasis on Portuguese. Experience in the area of Communication, with emphasis on the disciplines of Communication Theory and Semiotics. Recent activities: teacher of on-site and distance undergraduate courses, content teacher. Recent subjects: Academic Communication (production of academic text); Research Methodology, Business Communication. Experience with proofreading.

FCT Scholarship: Summer with Science. Fellow of the Project “Language why do I want you ?!” Collaborator on the TASK21 Project – EdTEch and AI for Essential Skills in the 21st Century

Areas of academic and scientific interest

  • Information and communication technologies (ICTs)
  • Education and technology
  • Digital literacy
  • Portuguese language
  • Education
  • Communication
  • Semiotics and distance learning

PhD project

Lucimar Dantas

In view of the expectations for the future outlined by the 2030 Agenda (UNESCO, 2015), for the learning pointed out by the OECD as necessary to enter the labor market (OECD, 2019) and, above all, for the context of the Covid-19 Pandemic, education important changes, which require assertive actions and the adaptation of the entire school community, including students entering higher education in distance and hybrid modalities. The low literacy of reading, writing and digital is already a recurring problem in students of higher education and, now, more than ever, they need reinforcement, considering the needs of the third decade of the 21st century. There is a need to monitor and update the literacies of these students so that they can develop their academic skills and prepare for a future profession. In this context, the present research project aims to analyze the literacy level of students entering higher and hybrid higher education in Portuguese and Brazilian institutions, seeking to establish a link with the learning objectives indicated in UNESCO’s SDG 4, and with the set of skills indicated by the OECD to enter the job market. The research will be qualitative and will use an instrument designed especially for the study to measure the level of students’ reading, writing and digital literacies. This instrument will take as a knowledge base in the evaluation of reference standards of learning from international organizations, such as the Agenda 2030, from UNESCO, and the Conceptual learning framework, from the OECD. Bloom’s Taxonomy is also used to categorize and analyze literacy levels.

Keyword: Reading Literacy, Writing Literacy, Digital Literacy, Higher Education