what smash of pedagogical imagination! thinking school beyond (im)possible
Keywords:Escuela, Imaginación, Prefiguración, Pedagogías, Infancias
AbstractThis paper is motorized by the following question: Why, although there have been many changes on curricular policies and didactic designs during the last years, do we continue feeling that the school is still trapped in the reproduction of the same? May our times be signed by the lack of pedagogical imagination? We wonder about the ways in which our imagination-as the faculty to produce representations beyond what `s given-is configured in the present. And we observe that although it is presented as an unlimited faculty, it seems to have clear demarcations. We believe that at present time, we are still tied up to the modern pedagogical imaginary. However, we can identify a few practices that allow us to move from those representations, questioning the established imaginary which give place to what we call gestures of “radical pedagogical imagination”. These gestures have an impact on the way we distribute the visibilities and invisibilities of what we are able or not to consider possible in the educational field. The questions that have motivated us, far from being closed or conclusive diagnostics, pretend to inquire the educational field, through the questioning of our teacher`s subjectivity and the critical analysis of the way in which our perspectives, our practices and our collective desires are configured by sociohistoric devices and representations that are materialized in vertical and adult-centric educational values and relationships. The main contribution of this paper is the proposal of seeing in the concepts of chaos-events and pedagogical-prefiguration –developed during previous papers- the possibility of moving, the field of pedagogical imagination, to other kind of possible educative practices, that can break the devices of modern school, anticipating at the present the school we want, giving place and letting the children and young people to be the ones that contribute to the creation of a new possible educative scenario.
How to Cite
filosofar con chicxs, colectivo. (2017). what smash of pedagogical imagination! thinking school beyond (im)possible. Childhood & Philosophy, 13(26), 105–128. https://doi.org/10.12957/childphilo.2017.26188