Propostas Didático-Metodológicas para o Ensino Efetivo de Metodologia de Pesquisa no Curso de Direito: Relato da Experiência “Mentoria de Pesquisa em Direito”

Translated title of the contribution: Didactic-Methodological Proposals for the Effective Teaching of Research Methodology in Law Courses:: The “Mentoria De Pesquisa Em Direito” Experience Report

Henrique Marcos, Antônio Italo Hardman

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There is nothing new in saying that Law graduates in Brazil have a hard time with "research methodology." This situation seems to arise structurally in the teaching of Law as an area of the scientific development of knowledge. However, up until now, many of the publications that delve into this pedagogical crisis have been limited to criticizing it and seeking responsible parties. This paper seeks a different path. It aims to contribute by reporting practical solutions that teachers may adapt to lecture and supervise students in a more effective manner in favor of the development of adequate methodologies for Brazilian legal research. Regarding the research problem, the paper asks: which didactic methodological techniques can be incorporated into the effective teaching of research methodology? The hypothesis is that the adoption of an alternative methodology based on mentoring and problem-based learning is a viable model for teaching scientific methodology in Law courses. The research aims to report some of the didactic-methodological solutions to the teaching of the scientific methodology through mentoring and problem-based learning. As for the method (methodology), the research is inductive about its approach; its methodological objective is explanatory and propositional; its method of procedure is monographic based on case studies. The data collection technique is indirect (for documents and bibliography) and is direct, on the other hand, for collecting qualitative samples in a non-probabilistic (non-random) manner, chosen intentionally by judgment. The paper concludes that pedagogical practice through the joint approach of mentoring with problem-based learning seems promising compared to merely expository teaching of scientific methodology. Moreover, the technique described here seems to be instrumental in undergraduate classes.
Translated title of the contributionDidactic-Methodological Proposals for the Effective Teaching of Research Methodology in Law Courses:: The “Mentoria De Pesquisa Em Direito” Experience Report
Original languagePortuguese
Pages (from-to)288-313
JournalRevista da Faculdade de Direito da Universidade Federal de Uberlândia
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2021

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