The implementation of didactic collections and guidebooks in micropaleontology classes at the Geology Department of UFPE, Brazil

Autores

  • Flávia A. Pedrosa Universidade Federal de Pernambuco
  • Enelise Katia Piovesan Universidade Federal de Pernambuco
  • Robbyson M. Melo Universidade Federal de Pernambuco
  • Clarissa R. Gomes Universidade Federal de Pernambuco
  • Cecília L. Barros Universidade Federal de Pernambuco

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.20396/td.v14i4.8654112

Palavras-chave:

Micropaleontology. Didactic collection. Guidebook.

Resumo

The aim of paleontology is the understanding of the life history on Earth, its development and processes along the geologic time. Hence, it involves diversified fields, being the micropaleontology one of them, whose focus lies on taxonomy and appli-cations. The micropaleontology is, sometimes, poorly developed in an institution due to the scarcity of specialists. In order to fill this gap, a didactic collection was prepared to facilitate the divulgation of the micropaleontology in the university. Due to the necessity of increase in the knowledge on microfossils among graduate and undergraduate students, an extension project of mi-crofossils didactic collection was carried out at the Geology Department of the Universidade Federal de Pernambuco. For each fossil group (i.e. ostracods, foraminifers, calcareous nannofossils, charophytes, radiolarians, diatoms, conodonts, palyno-morphs, fish fragments, echinoid spines, sponge spicules and mollusks) micropaleontological slides were assembled. The origin of the material is varied, with specimens from several Brazilian sedimentary basins and even from other countries. The collections consist in numbered and identified slides, besides the material necessary for their manipulation, such as brushes and spare slides. In each fossil group, the specimens are organized according to the morphology, taxonomy and age. Each slide has instructions for classes inserted in a Guidebook of Micropaleontology thoroughly illustrated, with general characteristics of each fossil group and the respective methodology for sample preparation. The collection is intended to be used in practical classes, workshops and short-courses, with biological, petrographic and stereoscopic microscopes, for observation of the mor-phological structures, identification and solution of problems proposed in the guidebook. Besides the improvement in the pale-ontology teaching, these collections will also contribute to the qualification of the students as future professionals.

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Biografia do Autor

Flávia A. Pedrosa, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco

Professora do Laboratório de Geologia Sedimentar e Ambiental (LAGESE), CTG, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco (UFPE).

Enelise Katia Piovesan, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco

Professora do Laboratório de Geologia Sedimentar e Ambiental (LAGESE), CTG, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco (UFPE).

Robbyson M. Melo, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco

Professor do Laboratório de Geologia Sedimentar e Ambiental (LAGESE), CTG, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco (UFPE).

Clarissa R. Gomes, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco

Professora do Laboratório de Geologia Sedimentar e Ambiental (LAGESE), CTG, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco (UFPE).

Cecília L. Barros, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco

Professora do Laboratório de Geologia Sedimentar e Ambiental (LAGESE), CTG, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco (UFPE).

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2018-11-30

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PEDROSA, F. A.; PIOVESAN, E. K.; MELO, R. M.; GOMES, C. R.; BARROS, C. L. The implementation of didactic collections and guidebooks in micropaleontology classes at the Geology Department of UFPE, Brazil. Terrae Didatica, Campinas, SP, v. 14, n. 4, p. 411–414, 2018. DOI: 10.20396/td.v14i4.8654112. Disponível em: https://periodicos.sbu.unicamp.br/ojs/index.php/td/article/view/8654112. Acesso em: 31 jan. 2023.

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