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Pages: 4876-4886
Publication year: 2017
ISBN: 978-84-697-3777-4
ISSN: 2340-1117
doi: 10.21125/edulearn.2017.2095

Conference name: 9th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 3-5 July, 2017
Location: Barcelona, Spain

HUMAN VALUES AND MORALITY OF ADOLESCENTS WHO HAVE BROKEN THE LAW: THE GAME OF CHESS IN A SOCIOEDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION

L. Rezende Jr, A. Sá, C. Pato

Universidade de Brasília - UNB (BRAZIL)
The increasing urban violence in Brazil involves more and more infractions committed by children and youths. Studies point out the vulnerability of these adolescents, as well as the social inequality they experience. Their profile usually reveals a history of low self-esteem, low tolerance for frustration, temperamental outbursts and provocative neglect, parental crime, child abuse, gang insertion, poverty, easy access to drugs and weapons, and exposure to violence. The challenges faced by the institutional environments responsible for the education and resocialization of adolescents in conflict with the law are enormous, especially of those deprived of their liberty. These institutions are characterized by a dirty and unhealthy environment without the minimum basic conditions for their activities, by frequent practices of degradation, humiliation, and the physical and psychological punishment of inmates. This mixed-method study investigated the personal values of adolescents with restriction of freedom in a socio-educational institutional environment aiming to contribute to the development of their morality through an educational process. For that, we used a survey and transdisciplinary play workshops involving thirty-two boys aged between 15 and 19 years old and at least two years out of school. To evaluate the survey the reduced version of the Portrait Questionnaire—PQ21—was used. The workshops happened once a week, lasting 80 minutes each, totaling twelve meetings. By using the game of chess and its metaphors, participants produced texts and engaged in critical brainstorming about their lives. The survey results pointed out that these young people showed a predominance of values of openness to change and self-transcendence, dissatisfaction with one's own reality and surroundings, not considering the consequences of their actions on themselves and others, difficulties in speaking and writing, and desire for changes in their lives. After the pedagogical interventions, these adolescents demonstrated an understanding of the implications of their actions for themselves, for their families, especially for the mothers, with whom they demonstrated stronger bonds. It was possible to observe evidence of improvement in the capacity of linguistic expression, more autonomy and critical vision, including about themselves and their respective contexts. These results demonstrated the educational potential of lively, symbolic, dynamic and playful activities that favor the mediation and identification of these adolescents with their lives, and contribute to the projection of dreams.
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title = {HUMAN VALUES AND MORALITY OF ADOLESCENTS WHO HAVE BROKEN THE LAW: THE GAME OF CHESS IN A SOCIOEDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION},
series = {9th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies},
booktitle = {EDULEARN17 Proceedings},
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doi = {10.21125/edulearn.2017.2095},
url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.21125/edulearn.2017.2095},
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location = {Barcelona, Spain},
month = {3-5 July, 2017},
year = {2017},
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SN - 978-84-697-3777-4/2340-1117
DO - 10.21125/edulearn.2017.2095
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L. Rezende Jr, A. Sá, C. Pato (2017) HUMAN VALUES AND MORALITY OF ADOLESCENTS WHO HAVE BROKEN THE LAW: THE GAME OF CHESS IN A SOCIOEDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION, EDULEARN17 Proceedings, pp. 4876-4886.
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