The Childhood Memoirs as a Powerful Possibility within the Educational Creative Process: A Study with Teachers of Visual Arts of Basic Education
To investigate memoirs means to bring to the surface very important information and experiences carefully stored throughout all our existence. People usually choose in the past the most significant elements in order to transformed tem in memories and use them to configure future memories. These selection is done up to the importance that is given to the event, or experience from the individuals, right in the moment and in the environment when they bring them to their minds. Therefore, in this research we intended to identify, to describe and to analyze the memoirs of childhood told by teachers of Visual Arts of Basic Education in Santa Maria/RS, Brazil, that can be used as powerful resource for the development of their educational creative process, making possible to reflect deeply about their practices through a sensitive and reliable own experience. The methodology used by this research has to do with the qualitative approach. The data will be collected from semi-structured interviews, the documental analysis and for the field work as away to collect the life stories from each participant's production.
Keywords: Memoirs of Childhood, Creative Process, Visual Arts Teachers' Pedagogic Practice
Prof. Vanessa Freitag
Professor, Universidad Federal de Santa María (UFSM)