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Fisioterapia em Movimento
versão impressa ISSN 0103-5150
SIGNORELLI, Marcos Claudio et al. A political-pedagogical project of physical therapy's graduation based in three curricular components. Fisioter. mov. (Impr.) [online]. 2010, vol.23, n.2, pp. 331-340. ISSN 0103-5150. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0103-51502010000200016.
INTRODUCTION: UFPR Litoral with its innovative PPP (Political-Pedagogical Project), based on Complexity Theory, is finalizing the implementation of its first Physical Therapy graduating group. OBJECTIVES: To comment some of the theoretical basis which sustain the project, presenting the experience of PPP's collective construction process, focusing three curricular components. METODOLOGY: Qualitative, with a theoretical-reflexive approach. RESULTS: PPP's construction resulted in a curricular organization based in three componets: TPF (Theoretical and Practical Fundaments), LP (Learning Projects) and CHI (Cultural and Humanistic Interactions). TPF consists about 60% of the curriculum, comprehending thematic modules elaborated by interdisciplinary professors team, based on the contextualized situation of the profession reality outside the campus. All contents taught follow Brazillian national curricular guidance and national health system. The PA allows students to develop projects, mediated by professors involving the triad: teaching-research-extension. These are contextualized to the reality of Parana's coastal communities, and also extended or amplified to other communities. The CHI (consisting 20% of the curriculum) allows the future professionals to experience the complexity of human being and its integration to the surrounding environment, once they share experiences with other graduation courses and communities. CONCLUSIONS: Throughout all these processes, UFPR students demonstrate distinguished characteristics, that come from generalist, humanist, critical and reflexive praxis, as recommended by national curricular guidance. So we hope these experiences provide articulation of knowledge and practices, developing qualified professionals and conscious citizens who care for the collectivity.
Palavras-chave : Teaching; Curriculum; Physical therapy; Education; Profession.