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Possibilities of adventure physical activities in the school context

Grant number: 11/24134-0
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): March 01, 2012
Effective date (End): December 31, 2012
Field of knowledge:Health Sciences - Physical Education
Principal Investigator:Suraya Cristina Darido
Grantee:Tamires Alvarado de Freitas
Home Institution: Instituto de Biociências (IB). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Rio Claro. Rio Claro , SP, Brazil


School Physical Education is responsible for providing students the knowledge of movementbody culture, understood by different physical manifestations, such as fights, gymnastics,dance, among others. The Adventure Physical Activities are activities that exist since a verylong time and they are gaining more space nowadays. These activities are performed indifferent king of environments such as natural, urban or artificial and they could be adapted tothe school context, involving the controlled risk and providing different sensations. AsAdventure Physical Activities belonging to the movement body culture, it is necessary thatthey could be introduced in school, providing the experience of others body manifestations tothe students and providing them to learning new values related to environment that are tied tothis practice while increasing the contents of School Physical Education. Thus the aim of thisstudy will be to analyze the implementation of a program of Adventure Physical Educationinside the Physical Education classes during the period of one moth (eight classes) for a classof sixth graders, seventh current year, in a public school in the State of Sao Paulo, in RioClaro city. For this, it will be evaluate the opinions of the Physical Education teacher of this class through a semi-structured interview, such as the students involved during theimplementation process through questionnaires, and a the views of a group of studentsbelonging to the Scholarship Program for New Teachers (PIBID), through a focus group,about the options presented in the classes of AFA in the school context.