Prof. Dr. Cinthia Lopes da Silva obtains funding to develop software to create comic books in Physical Education classes

Prof. Dr. Cinthia Lopes da Silva (Methodist University of Piracicaba)/UNIMEP/Brazil obtained funding from the São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) for a research project to develop software for creating comic books in Physical Education classes.

The title of the project is “Leisure, education and technology: creating comic books in Physical Education classes in Junior High School”, FAPESP 2017/13279-4 process. The project will take two and a half years to complete (2018-2020).

The research involves the participation of 10 members, 7 with PhD degree (one specialist in the computer area) and 3 masters/school teachers. Prof. Dr.  Ricardo Ricci Uvinha (Vice President/BRICSCESS/Brazil) will be a future collaborator for this project in a scientific event.

The proposal is based on studies of Leisure, Communication and Physical Education. The research involves two pedagogical experiments: in the first the students will create comic books with paper (pieces of magazines pages); in the second they will use the software. The experiments will involve practicing of physical activities and their registrations in the form of comic books. We hope the main contribution of the project will be for students to use the software as a means for developing knowledge in an effective way, as well as to make them more interested in physical and leisure activities.

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