Trabalho, escola e brincadeira. A utopia de pinóquio

Translated title of the contribution: Work, school and fun. The utopia of pinocchio

Joaquim Machado de Araújo, Alberto Filipe Araújo

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The Adventures of Pinocchio tell the Story of a Toy in a transition from the state of nature to the state of culture, of someone who develops himself morally from heteronomy to autonomy. In his development, he experiences the disenchantment of the miracle of the money multiplication without work and the Utopia of a fun land, the dream of any child. He reduces himself to the condition of an animal. The metaphor of the monkey to which he is faced when he is not succeeded in school is brought to the life of the animated toy. The cultural perspective on the consequences of the delay in maintaining a state of nature becomes a reality to the one who has run away from school at first. Then the one who has idleness has a goal turns to be a serious concern. At least the one who has work and self-directed learning as main aims is a relevant turning point to this tale.
Translated title of the contributionWork, school and fun. The utopia of pinocchio
Original languagePortuguese
Pages (from-to)41-55
Number of pages15
JournalTeoria de la Educacion
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2012


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