This study is part of a master’s degree research in Physical Education. It aimed to investigate the influence of the traditional and the progressivist school models on children’s body practices. Therefore, it was selected one brazilian and one portuguese school. This investigation is qualitative, thus it was used the participant observation and the children draws to reach our target. Basically, the children indicated three main elements that influence on how their plays: autonomy; physical space and social elements. Comparing the outcomes, the brazilian children surfer more with the lack of autonomy and with the low quality of their physical space. Lastly, the schools; that do not consider the children’s autonomy; tend to create a barrier on how the infants’ plays.

Published in: Canada International Conference on Education, 2017

  • Date of Conference: 26-29 June, 2017
  • DOI: 10.2053/CICE.2017.0178
  • Electronic ISBN: 978-1-908320-83-4
  • Conference Location: University of Toronto Mississauga, Canada