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Pedagogical conceptions and practices of physical education in a federal institution of techinical and professional education.

by Wanderley Júnior, Edson Santos

Abstract (Summary)
The discipline physical education included in school curricula, especially during high school, focus mainly on psychomotor attributes, although it also contributes to development of citizenship. In the case of Federal Institution of Technical andProfessional Education (IFET), physical education can assume a role in professional education. The present study aimed at a qualitative analysis of the physical education pedagogical practices employed by an IFET, in an attempt to identify itspedagogical contributions towards the integral education of the students. The field work targeted the Maracanã campus of the Centro Federal de Educação Tecnológicade Química de Nilópolis (RJ), and it involved 28 students enrolled in high school and technical training programs, 7 physical education teachers and 17 teachers of theothers disciplines. During the 2005 school year, official documents of the institution and the professional history of former teachers were investigated, semi structuredinterviews were carried out and questionnaires applied (with open and close questions). The discussions developed throughout this research supports theconclusion that physical education classes focus on the techniques of sport practicing, using monotonous pedagogical practices, without utilization of new teaching strategies. On the other hand, the level of student interest on academicactivities increases upon the use of educative films followed by debates, and the development of the practice of text production and technical visits, intercalated withtheir regular classes.
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Bibliographical Information:

Advisor:Maria da Conceição de Almeida Barbosa-Lima

School:Faculdades Oswaldo Cruz

School Location:Brazil

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:Health Education Physical and Training Promotion

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Date of Publication:02/09/2007

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