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Psicologia Escolar e Educacional

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TROITEIRO, Rina Pedrol. Critical comment on Humberto Maturana´s concept of autopoiesis and education. Psicol. esc. educ. [online]. 2009, vol.13, n.2, pp. 333-339. ISSN 1413-8557.

In this article we analyze Humberto Maturna´s autopoiesis concept taking into consideration the elements it contains, its new aspects and those previously defined in the biological field. We also pay attention to the implications of extending this interpretation beyond the biological concepts, that is, in relation with the initials forms of life. We criticize the biological approach and its lack of correspondence to what Maturana proposes. Without abandoning the biological support we can develop theories which could be more attractive and less abstract.

Keywords : Evolution (biology); Development; Education.

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