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Journal of Human Growth and Development

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MAHEIRIE, Kátia  and  PEREIRA, Eliane Regina. Creation and crystallization in the dialectic of teaching and learning: the meanings that teachers give to their pedagogical practices. Rev. bras. crescimento desenvolv. hum. [online]. 2006, vol.16, n.1, pp. 61-67. ISSN 0104-1282.

This article discusses how teachers give meaning to their pedagogical activities. The discussion is based on a research study developed with teachers of grades 1 to 4 of public elementary schools and also on an analysis of the process of creation and crystallization that constitutes this pedagogic activity. Based on the contributions of the dialectical historical materialism and making use of Sartre's theory as an ontological basis, it is observed that this "pedagogic activity" becomes "creative activity" not in its own integrity, but in the dialectic of the "creation-crystallization" process.

Keywords : Pedagogic activity; Creation activity; Production of meanings.

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