Ciência & Educação (Bauru)
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BELMONT, Rachel Saraiva and LEMOS, Evelyse dos Santos. Intentionality in biomechanics meanginful learning: considerations about possible evidences in a context of initial education for Physical education teachers. Ciênc. educ. (Bauru) [online]. 2012, vol.18, n.1, pp. 123-141. ISSN 1516-7313. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1516-73132012000100008.
Assuming Biomechanics as essential knowledge for Physical Education teacher practice, the present work searched for evidence of student intentionality to learn. By means of qualitative and case study research, we intended to verify if the students' way of interaction with each other, with the teacher and the subject's main theme improved meaningful learning. Meaningful Learning Theory was our theoretical framework and participant observation our methodological strategy. The records were varied and classified according to their nature by Content Analysis or treated by a correlation test. The results show the number of speech interactions is an imprecise indicator to define intentional learning, whereas attention to the nature of interaction as well as to study habits can be presented as appropriate ones. In this specific case, most of the thirteen students showed intentionality to rote learning.
Keywords : Biomechanics; Meaningful learning; Physical education; Content analysis.