INSTITUTIONAL PROGRAM OF TEACHING INITIATION (PIBID): PERFORMANCE OF FELLOWS VERSUS NON-FELLOWS
Abstract: We report the results of a study with the objective of comparing the academic performance of fellows from the Institutional Program of Teaching Initiation (PIBID) with non-fellows, considering (a) the concept of the courses in the National Student Performance Examination (ENADE) and (b) the turn of operation of these courses. The studied population consisted of 2,193 graduates of the Federal University of Ceará (UFC), referring to the period 2009.2 to 2015.1, of which 1,924 were not PIBID holders (87.7%) and 209 were PIBID scholarship holders (12.3 %). It was verified that the higher averages of academic performance were associated to the alumni graduates of PIBID, regardless of the concept of the course in the ENADE, as well as the turn of operation of this. The results demonstrated the relevance of the PIBID to the training of university students, since substantial differences were identified in the quality of the alumni’s learning, expressed by the higher performance averages, compared to the graduates who were not PIBID scholars.