Eventos Académicos, 39 ISCHE. Educación y emancipación

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Pathways to education according to Mário de Andrade, an apprentice tourist from Brazil
Ricardo Elia de Almeida Magalhães

Última modificación: 2017-07-16


The present work intends to investigate the relationship established between travel and education in Mário de Andrade's book "O turista aprendiz” (The tourist apprentice),written in the 1920s, and in his educational project "Parques infantis" (Playgrounds), implemented in the city of São Paulo in the 1930. The research intends to investigate how Mário de Andrade conceived his trips from an educational perspective and how the intellectual put into practice in “Parques Infantis” elements assimilated during his trips. In the late 1920s, the leading author of Brazilian modernism made two trips, one to the North and one to the Northeast in Brazil. His impressions, designed as a travel diary and published in the 1970s under the title “O turista aprendiz”, seek to capture the Brazilian identity in its multiple faces through the customs and specificities of each place visited. In the 1930s, when he was director of the Department of Culture of the municipality of São Paulo, Mário de Andrade put into practice a children's education project called "Parques Infantis", in which children performed artistic activities inspired by various cultural manifestations of Brazil. These practices, besides promoting the diffusion of the national culture, stimulated the expression of the subjectivities of the children. The educational project "Parques Infantis" has assimilated characteristics present in the book "O turista aprendiz", as valuation of the sensorial and the imaginary, stimulus to the invention and emphasis on the diversity. After constructing his concept of Brazilian identity in a playful and inventive way in the mentioned book, the intellectual conceived an educational project in which he considered the child as producer of culture, based on the Brazilian cultural diversity. Thus, this work is important because of the current theme; seeks to broaden knowledge about the History of Education in Brazil and Latin America; and allows us to reflect on issues of great relevance to contemporaneity regarding mobility, cultural exchanges, identity, diversity, imagination and educational projects.