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Avaliação: Revista da Avaliação da Educação Superior (Campinas)

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MURATA, Karina Tiemi  and  BARREIRA, Cristiano Roque Antunes. Reflexivity in health: phenomenological research on the reflective process prevalent among graduates in physical education. Avaliação (Campinas) [online]. 2012, vol.17, n.2, pp.365-390. ISSN 1414-4077.

This study sought to identify and understand how to give the reflective processes prevalent in interpersonal relationships formed in the pre-professional performance of graduates in a in physical education program. Toward this goal, we used phenomenology as a method capable of identifying the meaning of things given to consciousness. The choice was made for the use of a supervision script for sport psychologists because of its approach of widely varied aspects of relational experience in the context to address the widely varied aspects of human experience in context of care. The results indicate the prevalence of a mechanistic way of thinking as the background of a causal and restricted reflexivity during the pre-professional performance of these graduates. Thus, an action directed at reflexivity enables an opening to interpersonal relationship so as to include the subject to whom the practice is intended as an agent of the process and not as an object of intervention. The phenomenological method can assist in the maintenance and constant improvement of this reflective process, since it allows us to understand the existential dimensions of physical activity.

Keywords : Reflexivity; Phenomenology; Physical Education.

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