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Pages: 5339-5346
Publication year: 2012
ISBN: 978-84-615-5563-5
ISSN: 2340-1079

Conference name: 6th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 5-7 March, 2012
Location: Valencia, Spain

WHAT CAN A CAKE HIDE? A SOCIAL EXPERIENCE METHAPHOR ON THE EDUCATION AND LEARNING PROCESS

A cake is a well-known object since it represents an artifact of great prominence and importance in social gatherings and festivities, such as birthday celebrations and wedding meetings. A cake can be prepared in a simple manner or as an incredible work of art. But, what this object represents to one that watches its confection? What are the relationships built by this observer? And, what it can hide and its implications in social relationship and learning process. In this context, this article proposes the use of a social experiment as a way of learning for teachers and students, taking as a metaphor the making of a homemade cake by a group of students. This social experiment was performed by a group of students from a master program of a Federal Higher Technological Institution in Brazil – Centro Federal de Educação Tecnológica Celso Suckow da Fonseca - CEFET/RJ and it is discussed in this work in order to emphasize the narrative elements of the cake and its importance as a social phenomenon and the relevance of this experience as a learning tool. Through this approach, the article discusses how certain aspects of the Cartesian and Systems paradigms operate in the learning process and how the dialogue between these drivers may be mediated by the complexity paradigm. It also addresses the traditional education and learning paradigms and how social learning and the use of experiences such the one mentioned on it may be able to support and fulfill these needs.
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author = {Araujo, C. and Diogo Reis, L.C. and Sillva, L. and Garrido, L.M. and Spritzer, I.M. and Xavier, L.},
title = {WHAT CAN A CAKE HIDE? A SOCIAL EXPERIENCE METHAPHOR ON THE EDUCATION AND LEARNING PROCESS},
series = {6th International Technology, Education and Development Conference},
booktitle = {INTED2012 Proceedings},
isbn = {978-84-615-5563-5},
issn = {2340-1079},
publisher = {IATED},
location = {Valencia, Spain},
month = {5-7 March, 2012},
year = {2012},
pages = {5339-5346}}
TY - CONF
AU - C. Araujo AU - L.C. Diogo Reis AU - L. Sillva AU - L.M. Garrido AU - I.M. Spritzer AU - L. Xavier
TI - WHAT CAN A CAKE HIDE? A SOCIAL EXPERIENCE METHAPHOR ON THE EDUCATION AND LEARNING PROCESS
SN - 978-84-615-5563-5/2340-1079
PY - 2012
Y1 - 5-7 March, 2012
CI - Valencia, Spain
JO - 6th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
JA - INTED2012 Proceedings
SP - 5339
EP - 5346
ER -
C. Araujo, L.C. Diogo Reis, L. Sillva, L.M. Garrido, I.M. Spritzer, L. Xavier (2012) WHAT CAN A CAKE HIDE? A SOCIAL EXPERIENCE METHAPHOR ON THE EDUCATION AND LEARNING PROCESS, INTED2012 Proceedings, pp. 5339-5346.
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