Revista Brasileira de Educação
Print version ISSN 1413-2478
LOPONTE, Luciana Gruppelli. Art and contemporary metaphors for reflecting on childhood and education. Rev. Bras. Educ. [online]. 2008, vol.13, n.37, pp. 112-122. ISSN 1413-2478. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1413-24782008000100010.
This paper discusses the relation between art, education and childhood by means of the following questions: how can we know more about childhood by means of contemporary art metaphors? What message could contemporary art have for teachers? How do teachers regard infancy and its art? Can we think of an aesthetic dimension of teacher training for children? On the basis of these questions, the text discusses the very place of art within public policies of child education, particularly with regard to teacher training and the recent extension of basic education in Brazil from eight to nine years. Deleuze, Nietzsche and Agamben are the privileged interlocutors for this debate.
Keywords : aesthetic dimension and teaching; childhood; contemporary art and education.