Aracajú, Sergipe, BRAZIL (virtual)
PRE-TEXTS WORKSHOP IN SERGIPE
On May 8th and 15th, 2021, professor Matheus Batalha facilitated two sessions of a virtual Pre-Texts Workshop from Aracajú, Sergipe, Brazil. The first meeting had 25 participants and the second 20. The majority being higher education students.
The idea was to provide students with some elements of the Pre-Texts protocol to help them in their academic tasks. The workshop was the pilot of a bigger project related to violence at school. Matheus had the collaboration of the professors Paulo Autran and Eder Malta, and the students Eloá and Thaís.
(...) Pre-Texts, the protocol that we had used that morning, was constituted as a “human technology”. (...) there is no technology that still overcomes the need to foster critical thinking among students. Humanly, we, the teachers, are the persons who reveal to students that books cannot be treated as sacred objects. It is necessary to make them lose their fear so that they can turn literature into raw material for new productions and for acting in the world. Without critical thinking, there is no nation that can sustain itself.
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