Trabalho, Educação e Saúde
On-line version ISSN 1981-7746
GOLDSCHMIDT, Irene Leonore. The theater of Augusto Boal and the vocational education in health. Trab. educ. saúde [online]. 2012, vol.10, n.1, pp.61-69. ISSN 1981-7746. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1981-77462012000100004.
This article discusses the possibilities of including the performing arts in professional health education based on the aesthetic and pedagogical proposal set forth by Augusto Boal. The polytechnic concept, by advocating that workers' training include an integration of work, science and culture, opens space for new possibilities in this field. Authors such as Paulo Freire, in the field of education, and Augusto Boal, in theater, converge towards the prospect of the workers building both a culture and aesthetics of their own to reflect their world view. Our goal was to think about how Augusto Boal's theatrical propositions may be appropriate for the field of health education in an attempt to establish relationships and affinities between these two practices, from the perspective of health worker education, that they will provide the professionals with a more humanistic type of training that will extend beyond the labor market's more immediate requirements.
Keywords : theater; Augusto Boal; health education; humanistic education.