ELAINE ML BARTH
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BIOGRAPHY
 
BIOGRAPHY

Elaine ML Barth was born in Porto Alegre (RS) in May 1952 where she began her academic career in teaching area, graduating in Letters in the area of Portuguese-and English as a Foreign Languages at PUCRS. In the 80s, she migrated to the city of Florianópolis (SC) that professionally hosted and allowed her to progress in academic settings. Along the 80s, she focused upon EFL Reading Techniques and she belonged to the Reading Clinical Laboratory team in the Communication and Expression Center of UFSC and she was an EFL Teacher at the Extracurricular Center of Foreign Languages at UFSC. In the early 90s, MA in English from UFSC, she developed studies in EFL and ESP which resulted in the production of articles and books. She worked as English teacher at the Institute of Education of Santa Catarina, at the UFSC Application School and at The Federal Institute of Santa Catarina. In 2005 she was hired to develop a research project to the Secretary of Ministry of Education as a member of the National Research Project Committee which focused on the development, progress and needs of Vocational Education in Brazil. She was Chairman of the Non-Governmental Organization CHRYSALIS that for a decade worked in the construction and supply of Digital Literacy courses for women inmates of the Prison System in Brazil. She belonged to the researcher team of the Socrates Programm of the European UNESCO related to Gender studies, Participatory Design, Project Education, Consulting and Analysis Courses for students in extreme situations from a perspective of LongLife Learning. She also was a pedagogical coordinator of construction of Instructional Design for Computer courses application in Distance Education / PRONATEC (IFSC / SC) Throughout the PhD course she was selected and invited to participate in the IFU International Project at the University of Hamburg under the auspices of the German DAAD Foundation in Virtual Studies area and the creation of the 1st Virtual University Women in Europe. On this occasion, she attended Participatory Design and Activity Theory Courses at the University of Hamburg which motivated her to accomplish her PhD studies at UFSC Production Engineering in the area of Knowledge Engineering and Educational Technologies The experience of participating in international studies, congresses and conferences in Brazil, England, Spain, Germany, France, Canada, Sweden and Denmark have influenced her writing and the construction of themes emerging from the initial focus of his academic and professional life - love of reading, gender studies and the desire to tell and share stories.