Ciência & Educação (Bauru)
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ARRUDA, Sergio de Mello and PASSOS, Marinez Meneghello. From psychoanalysis to science teaching: the "teacher's desire" and the "teacher as a place". Ciênc. educ. (Bauru) [online]. 2012, vol.18, n.1, pp. 69-80. ISSN 1516-7313. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1516-73132012000100005.
We began this work with the following theoretical question: is it possible understand the Teacher Education field as a metaphor from Lacan's ideas? As a positive answer to this question, we discuss here two examples: (i) first, we present the idea of "teacher desire", a concept that may operate in teacher education in the same way as the analyst's desire operates in psychoanalysis; (ii) then, we present the "teacher as a place" metaphor. The presentation of each of the perspectives is followed by excerpts from conversations between researchers, which occurred in a research group. By presenting the dialogues, it was possible to show, that the metaphorized Lacanian phrases have produced rich discussions and original ideas within the general approach to highlight the implications of psychoanalysis for science teaching and education.
Keywords : Teachers education; Psychoanalysis; Science education; Lacan, Jacques.