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Pedagogical innovations of an outdoor education: the outdoor school of São Paulo (1922-1956)

Grant number: 14/11153-5
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate
Effective date (Start): October 01, 2014
Effective date (End): August 24, 2015
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Education - Specific topics in Education
Cooperation agreement: Coordination of Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (CAPES)
Principal researcher:Denise Bernuzzi de Sant'Anna
Grantee:André Dalben
Home Institution: Faculdade de Ciências Sociais. Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo (PUC-SP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil

Abstract

This Post-Doctoral project takes as its main object the study of the first and only Outdoor School created in Brazil, located inside the Água Branca Park (São Paulo) in 1939. Through a historical research it is intended to investigate its involvement in the international medical and pedagogical movement of Outdoor Schools, which would have begun in 1922 with the realization of the First International Congress of Outdoor Schools in Paris, ending in 1956, the year of the realization of their fifth and final edition and the same year that the Outdoor School paulistana left the dependencies of Água Branca Park, to be hosted in a building specially constructed for its purpose. The project departs from the assumption that many of the ideas for the creation of the Outdoor School of São Paulo came from the debates established in the International Congress of Outdoor Schools, which may have fueled the movements of pedagogical renewal established by the New School. The research will adopt the annals as the main sources of such scientific events, as well as the Pan American Child Congresses and official documents from the Secretary of Education of São Paulo. The motivation for the proposed research stems from the fact that Outdoor Schools had been designed as an alternative to public education, to unite the theories of public health and the movement of the New School in circulation during the first decades of the twentieth century, wich comfomed one of the finest examples of the outdoor body education. (AU)