infantilization, ubuntu and teko porã: general elements for education and ethics afroperspectivistas

renato noguera, marcos barreto


This article proposes an unusual approach on childhood and the dynamics of school routine. Starting from the assumption that childhood is a polysemous concept, it invites reflection on the concept of childfication as a possibility of rupture with current practices of reality’s experimentation, based on African and Brazilian indigenous philosophical frameworks. In order to do this, a dialogue is established with the African philosophy of Ubuntu and Brazilian indigenous philosophy’s Teko Porã with the aim of bringing to the educational area the connection of the individual with community, recognizing and respecting diversity in a planned vision, where living beings live in an interdependent relationship. These concepts discard the colonizing perspective that we are prepared to dominate, emphasizing that human beings, nonhuman animals and the environment are not available and we must treat living beings without utilitarianism, but like a part of us.


Ubuntu, Teko Porã, Infancialização.



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