Transformando resistência em paixão por conhecimento com ferramentas de agência: Ensino-Aprendizagem sobre as Teorias da Evolução para a justiça social entre jovens em um abrigo estadual nos EUA

Autores

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.5007/2175-795X.2019.e61082

Palavras-chave:

Educação, Instrumentos, Agência, Vygotsky, Posicionamento Ativista Transformador, Conhecimento critico-teórico, Evolução

Resumo

Discutimos a implementação de uma pedagogia critico-teórica dentro de um projeto colaborativo de transformação em um abrigo estadual para jovens nos EUA demonstrar o papel ativista do educador na promoção de ferramentas de agência para jovens lutando contra opressão. Este projeto tinha como meta aumentar e desenvolver a agência dos jovens através de atividades colaborativas de aprendizagem. O eixo central desse projeto consistiu em explorar as dimensões ético-políticas do conhecimento em conexão com o universo temático dos jovens de forma a encorajá-los a se posicionarem diante de questões sociais e científicas relacionadas a suas próprias vidas, a suas comunidades e à sociedade de modo geral. O tópico ‘evolução’ foi escolhido para examinar criticamente pressuposições errôneas e nefastas associadas com uma versão reducionista da teoria da evolução a qual promove a visão falaciosa e racista, embora bem disseminada, de que a desigualdade social entre raças é biologicamente determinada. Esta era a visão que alguns jovens expressavam a partir de discursos e práticas sociais ao seu redor. Uma oficina sobre evolução foi conduzida pelo primeiro autor forneceu um fórum para os jovens residentes discutirem suas visões sobre temas contenciosos como ranking e desigualdade sociais  e supostas desvantagens de potencial humano e, portanto, confrontarem estereótipos ultrajantes sobre a assim chamada “inferioridade dos negros” e questionar se noções sobre evolução as bases biológicas da natureza humana sustentam ou desafiam tais visões.

Biografia do Autor

Eduardo Vianna, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina - UFSC

Professor of LaGuardia Community College and The Graduate Center - City University of New York

Anna Stetsenko, Cuny - University of New York City

Professor of Graduate Center in Cuny - University of New York City

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Publicado

2019-12-19

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Dossiê Retratos da Educação Infantil do Campo