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Reconstruction of knowledge at the interface between the playful, adolescent sexuality and free speech

Grant number: 12/24442-0
Support Opportunities:Regular Research Grants
Duration: April 01, 2013 - March 31, 2016
Field of knowledge:Health Sciences - Nursing - Public Health Nursing
Principal Investigator:Rosa Maria Godoy Serpa da Fonseca
Grantee:Rosa Maria Godoy Serpa da Fonseca
Host Institution: Escola de Enfermagem (EE). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Associated researchers: Vânia de Souza


In Brazil, youth leadership and the issues surrounding sexuality have been the focus of numerous investigations and re-formulation of public policy, having as one of its goals the reduction of health problems of adolescents and youth in the sexual and reproductive. Although, since 1996, the Law of Guidelines and Bases of National Education has determined that educational institutions have a role to sexual orientation as a crosscutting theme in middle and high school, in practice this process has proved difficult to implement. Contents exploited and vertical rules, from the perspective of the medical paradigm hygienist without a binding context of adolescents' lives, are seen as responsible for some of these limitations. A research proposal that presents itself is to produce knowledge about active learning methodologies to interface with the playful, to enable to approach issues of gender, sex and sexuality in adolescence, without the requirement and formality of traditional educational activities. This project is part of the Postdoctoral Program of the Department of Public Health, School of Nursing, University of São Paulo. General objective: Producing knowledge about educational technology, dialogue with playful as a way to encourage free expression, critical and reflective positioning, autonomy and leadership in the field of adolescent sexual and reproductive affective. Specific Objectives: To conceptualize technologies active, playful and education as a transformation system for favoring autonomy and youth leadership; Investigate recreational resources that support the development of active learning methodologies inherent in the context of adolescents' lives; Collect everyday situations adolescent issues involving sex, sexuality, gender relations and their intersections with social class and generation, to support the composition of a game; Produce educational technology in the form of online game; analyze the technology produced on the publicabilidade, enjoyment, relaxation, applicability, playfulness, limits and possibilities for free expression, autonomy and leadership in the field of adolescent sexual and reproductive affective. Methods: This exploratory and descriptive - of extensive character and understanding - the case study, which is intended to produce knowledge about educational technology, dialogued with the playful, the game format online, through an adaptation of the game "Face to Face" the Star and The Sims" EA Games and Roling Playing Game (RPG), targeted to adolescents aged 14 to 18 years. The data collection instruments will be two questionnaires, one to characterize the profile of the players and one for the identification of enjoyment, relaxation and the applicability of the game among teenagers. It will also be used to focus group technique in order to investigate the applicability, playfulness, limits and potential of the game with specialists in the area of sexuality and games for teenagers - educators, teachers, researchers and practitioners of electronic game designer. The data collected from the questionnaires (1 and 2) will be coded and analyzed with the instrument by EpiInfo 6.04. The material corresponding to the focus group will be analyzed by the technique of content analysis. It is hoped that contribute to the production of an interventionist know that mobilizes young people and professionals from health and education to face problems related to sexuality. (AU)

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GUEDES DE OLIVEIRA, REBECA NUNES; GODOY SERPA DA FONSECA, ROSA MARIA. Health needs: the interface between the discourse of health professionals and victimized women. Revista Latino-Americana de Enfermagem, v. 23, n. 2, p. 299-306, . (12/24442-0)

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