Da “pedagogia do não” e do “cogito” do sonhador, em gaston bachelard: pensando uma educação para a imaginação

Alberto Filipe Araújo, Joaquim Machado de Araújo, Iduina Mont’Alverne Chaves

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In this article the authors attempts to provide the foundations for an education for the imagination in accordance with Gaston Bachelard’s perspective developed around the No Pedagogy and the dreamer's “cogito” (as opposed to dogmatic rationalism and naive empiricism), whilst integrates the creative imagination, a fundamental dimension and tool to any imaginative mind. It thus characterizes the No Pedagogy as a pedagogy capable of conducting a dialogue and establishing a balance between thought and imagination while assigning it a relevant role by combining scientific objectivity and poetic imagination; it finally discusses the possibility of thinking of an education for the imagination on the basis of the dreamer's “cogito”. By highlighting the powers and functions of the imagination whilst using rhetorical figures such as antithesis, hyperbole, antiphrase and euphemism, and the play of images that this use entails, the article underscores the euphemizing function of imagination and its capacity of semantic innovation, by leading to the “remythologization” of the world, fulfilling a “new pedagogical spirit” that, coherently with the “new scientific spirit”, combines scientific objectivity and poetic imagination.
Original languagePortuguese
Article numbere231060
JournalEducação em Revista
Publication statusPublished - 2020


  • No pedagogy
  • Pedagogy of dialogue
  • Pedagogy of euphemism
  • Education for the imagination

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