SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

vol.13 issue2Mental retardation and acquisition of mathematics: curriculum as a conditional relation network author indexsubject indexarticles search
Home Pagealphabetic serial listing  

Psicologia Escolar e Educacional

Print version ISSN 1413-8557


ROCHA, Maria Silvia Pinto de Moura Librandi da. Game and entertainment for 6 year-old children and elementary school. Psicol. esc. educ. [online]. 2009, vol.13, n.2, pp. 203-212. ISSN 1413-8557.

This work is the result of a research project developed in 2006. The goal of our study was to understand the impacts of implementing Elementary School with 9 (nine) years length in 8 groups of the first year within public schools in a town of São Paulo State. The focus was to analyze the most typical educational practices found in these schools, with special attention to the offered opportunities to practice games and entertaining activities for learning. The methodology used was: attending observation, interviews (with teachers, mothers, fathers, tutors and 6 (six) years old students) and a questionnaire (for pedagogic counselors of the pre-schooling attended by these children in 2005). The empiric material allowed the researchers to identify great difficulties to include games and entertaining activities in the school context. These results raised the questions (i) whether the schools will have conditions to include games and entertaining activities as part of the curricula(to comply with official documentation) and (ii) what would be the consequences of this new form of teaching regarding psychological development of Brazilian children.

Keywords : Fundamental education; Recreation; Psychogenesis.

        · abstract in Portuguese | Spanish     · text in Portuguese     · Portuguese ( pdf )