Arts-Based Investigation: A Brazilian Story

  • Maria Teresa Cauduro Centro Universitário Feevale
  • Márcia Birk Centro Universitário Feevale
  • Priscila Wachs Centro Universitário Feevale
Keywords: qualitative research, arts-based investigation, children in high-risk situations, social programs, professional formation

Abstract

This study was carried out by the "Professional Qualification in Healthcare" research team at the Centro Universitário Feevale (Novo Hamburgo, RS, Brazil). The aim of the study was to learn about the way the children and adolescents from the Canudos' neighborhood who take part in the "Social Indoor Soccer" program understand their living conditions, with the intention of developing teaching plans for training the teachers involved. Through an arts-based investigative methodology, a group of 17 boys who live in the neighborhood and participate in the program were asked to answer in the form of drawings two questions related to their living situations: "What do you like?" and "What do you not like?" The analysis had two categories and four subcategories, as follows: a) What they like: playing football and playing video games; b) what they don't like: violence and personal hygiene. There is a risk of electric shocks due to inadequate sanitary facilities, and poorly fitting electrical connections. The program has a positive effect on the children and adolescents. URN: urn:nbn:de:0114-fqs0902335

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Author Biographies

Maria Teresa Cauduro, Centro Universitário Feevale
Maria Teresa CAUDURO is a professor at the Centro Universitário Feevale/Novo Hamburgo/Brazil. She from the Physical Education Program at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul/Porto Alegre/Brazil; has a Masters degree in Pedagogy from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (PUC/RS) and; is a Doctor in Philosophy and Education Sciences by the Barcelona University. She is a researcher in the study group of the Professional Qualification in Healthcare and coordinates the group of Training and Diversity at the Feevale University Center. She is the author of two books: "Do Caminho da ... Psicomotricidade à Formação Profissional" and "Motor … Motricidade ... Psicomotricidade … Como entender?" published in 2001 and 2002, respectively. She is also editor of two books: "Investigação em Educação Física e Esportes: Um novo olhar pela pesquisa qualitativa" and "Os diferentes olhares: sobre a prática do ensino supervisionado em educação física" published in 2004 and 2008, respectively.
Márcia Birk, Centro Universitário Feevale
Marcia BIRK is a professor of Physical Education at the Centro Universitário Feevale/Novo Hamburgo/Brazil and has a Master's degree in the Science of Human Movement from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul/Porto Alegre/Brazil. She is a Law student and participates in the study groups of Professional Qualification in Healthcare and Training and Diversity at the Feevale University Center. She is a collaborator on two books with Maria Teresa CAUDURO (Ed.): "Investigação em Educação Física e Esportes: Um novo olhar pela pesquisa qualitativa" and "Os diferentes olhares: sobre a prática do ensino supervisionado em educação física", published in 2004 and 2008, respectively.
Priscila Wachs, Centro Universitário Feevale
Priscilla WACHS is a student in Physical Therapy and participates in the study groups Professional Qualification in Healthcare and the Training and Diversity at the Feevale University Center.
Published
2009-05-30
How to Cite
Cauduro, M. T., Birk, M., & Wachs, P. (2009). Arts-Based Investigation: A Brazilian Story. Forum Qualitative Sozialforschung / Forum: Qualitative Social Research, 10(2). https://doi.org/10.17169/fqs-10.2.1296
Section
Research Practices: Visual Analysis