O desenho dos pré-adolescentes
: temáticas e representações : um estudo de caso numa turma de 7º ano

  • Rosália Maria de Oliveira Dias (Student)

Student thesis: Master's Thesis


This internship report seeks to establish relations between preadolescents drawings and production, their thematic and own visual culture representations through cultural, sociological and personal evidences demonstrated in those productions. This is an exploratory case study conducted during the supervised teaching practice in the discipline of visual education to a of seventh grade class - a sample of twenty-five students aged between eleven and thirteen. Fieldwork consisted of five exercises in drawing and / or painting in which it was initially proposed a free drawing and then the themes: joy, sadness, friendship, adolescence. Based on information and data collected during the field work, on the analysis of designs, on the artistic productions performed and on the socioeconomic data of students, a data analysis was developed, assessing how the "visual literacy" of students and pre-teens and their personal, social and cultural characteristics, were manifested in the themes and representations of their artistic productions. The study sought to give us a better understanding of students as individuals with characteristics specific to their age group, of their motivations and diverse interests, through experimentation of differentiated pedagogies so as to meet their culture, incentives and desires, while overcoming difficulties, promoting and encouraging the taste for drawing.
Date of Award2012
Original languagePortuguese
Awarding Institution
  • Universidade Católica Portuguesa
SupervisorMaria Eduarda Ferreira Coquet (Supervisor)


  • Visual culture
  • Pre-adolescence
  • Arts education
  • Drawing
  • Representation

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