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Motriz: Revista de Educação Física
On-line version ISSN 1980-6574
RODRIGUES, Cae. The environmentalization of physical education curricula in higher education. Motriz: rev. educ. fis. [online]. 2012, vol.18, n.3, pp.557-570. ISSN 1980-6574. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1980-65742012000300016.
Discussions surrounding environmental issues span multiple fields, promoting different ways to relate to the theme. The multiplicity of meanings resulting from these encounters should be analyzed regarding the processes of symbolic dispute in which they are formulated, among them, the environmentalization of curricula in higher education. This article, sustained by theoretical research, aims to analyze how the insertion of the environmental dimension is being structured in physical education in Brazilian higher education settings. To this end, the article was divided into four parts, showing: a) elements of curricular environmentalization in higher education; b) some particularities of physical education as area of knowledge construction; c) the role of nature (outdoor) activities in the environmentalization of physical education curricula; d) the final considerations, seeking to understand the processes of environmentalization of physical education curricula in Brazilian higher education.
Keywords : Environmental education; Curriculum; Environment; Higher education.