Acta Universitatis Danubius. Relationes Internationales, Vol 6, No 2 (2013)

The Oppressor School Time

Nuno Vieira


Time conceptions have had an evolution along the time, defining itself as one key element for both social and scientific activities. Nowadays time studies does not belong to a specific scientific subject, it has a multi-referential status and its study must be based on multidisciplinary perspectives. Even our circadian times are ruled by external entities such as work, and we learn to walk by the (temporal) rhythms at school. Time rulers, like clocks, bells, rings, defines our lives and the way we live them, undertaken by a global synchronism. This synchronic activities oppresses (Freire) our lives because it overrules our inner time and dictates the way we live in the moment that we start going to school.


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