Philosophica: International Journal for the History of Philosophy

Volume 3, Issue 6, November 1995

Ensino da Filosofia e Filosofia do Ensino

José Trindade Santos
Pages 133-139

Personalização e Divergência Didáctica

This paper sketches a superficial analysis of the curriculum of Philosophy now followed in the secondary schools. It lingers on some of the «perverse aspects» of its association to a style of teaching in which the use of manuals occupies a prominent position. As an alternative it proposes a «divergent» didactical approach. This strategy may be characterized along two parallel lines. One is the option for a treatment of each topic of the curriculum as each individual teacher sees it. The other is the respect for a historical perspective, without which Philosophy in the Secondary ceases to have a place among Humanities. Some indications on how this suggestion could be carried on are offered.