The Discussion about the Body Between University Teachers: A Case Study

Tuesday, July 15, 2014: 10:00 AM
Room: 311+312
Distributed Paper
Sissilia VILARINHO NETO , Phisycal Education, Federal University of Goiás, Brazil
Letícia E. SILVA , Phisycal Education, University of Brasilia, Brazil
Tadeu BAPTISTA , Phisycal Education, Federal University of Goiás, Brazil
Ana Paula SILVA , Federal University of Goiás, Brazil
Carolina ALVES , University of Brasilia, Brazil
José Pedro ALVARENGA , Physical Education School, Federal University of Goiás, Goiania, Brazil
The debate about the concepts of the body is justified by the fact that the noviciate is a key element for the formation of the body conception of undergraduate students, this is the first step to consolidate how to think and act in different fields. We aim to discuss the conception of body from teachers of a philanthropic University of Goiás. The research is a cross-sectional study of a descriptive nature. Made sure a case study with a questionnaire developed and validated specifically for this study. Was distributed approximately 20 questionnaires and one teacher refused to answer. The study was approved by the Ethics Committee of the PUC Goiás under No. 1256/09. Identifies the fact that 26.7% of teachers working with sporting activities, 40% with the humanities, and 33.3% with the area of biology. About the body conceptions that prevail among teachers, nine replied the question, 66.67% consider the body as a machine, or as a organism, comprising separately from other components. Was also questioned whether teachers read authors who discuss the issue, 88.9% of teachers mentioned have already read. Was also asked if teachers talk about the body in their classes and again 88.9% said yes. The completion marks the fact that teachers' conceptions of body can be considered traditional, since there was no overcoming the dualism of body and soul, or the condition of a body "thing" (machine or organism). This conception among university teachers can affect the thinking about the subject among academics, fact that is shown by other researces.