Undergraduate Degree Course Tutors In Chemistry At UFMG: Reflections Based On Their Perceptions
When we expand and interiorize higher education by means of distance education, there is a pedagogical actor that is directly involved in the training of students: the tutor. Although there are innumerable teaching experiences of tutors, we believe that their role has not been clearly defined yet (in distance education). In this context, the objective of this study is to examine the role of the professional in undergraduate distance education. For this reason, we researched the experiences of the tutors in the distance-based Chemistry undergraduate degree, especially focusing on the tutors point of view. We discovered that the difficulties they experienced were more subjective and training-related rather than technical. In order to deal with the diversity of distance learning students, the tutors demonstrated, among other things, the need for didactic support as well as guidance stemming from psychology.
Distance learning or distance education; tutoring teachers education.