REFUGEES STORIES TOLD BY MAPS: A CHALLENGE FOR STUDENTS IN A SCIENTIFIC OLYMPIAD
- Institute of Geociences, Universidade Federal Fluminense-UFF, Campus Praia Vermelha, Niterói, Brazil
Keywords: Geoespatial Activities in School, Scientific Olympiad, Cartography and Citizenship Activities
Abstract. The Brazilian Cartographic Olympiad (OBRAC) is an educational project that has been held, since 2015, in Brazil. It aims to stimulate interest in science, especially in geospatial sciences; provide teachers with tools for dynamic and participatory teaching in areas covering cartography and also provide teachers and students socialization through team activities based on geotechnologies. OBRAC is aimed at students from 13 to 19 years old. The schools participate with teams of four students and one teacher. The first two stages of OBRAC (theoretical and practical tests) are performed on Moodle platform and with the elaboration of videos that show the development of practical activities. The last stage is a face-to-face practical test, an orienteering competition. OBRAC is a biennial event and is in its third edition. The objectives of this work were to show how the activities are carried out by OBRAC, analyze the results obtained from the socio-pedagogical point of view, specially discussing the results of the third edition, which had as its guiding theme the refugees. The teams told refugees’ stories from different countries using story maps tools.