Theme 8 - Educação, Sujeitos e Ambientes na Perspectiva de Inovação Transformadora


The theme “Education, subjects and environments” is justified in the perspective of transforming innovation, for it understands the environment beyond the physical space, that is, it contemplates the social, cultural, corporal, virtual, technological, educational environment. Moreover, it encompasses Graduate Programs that are highly regarded by CAPES; it is concerned with historical and social subjects capable of dealing with the contemporary challenges that move towards economic equity, affirmation and diffusion of human rights and socio-environmental sustainability; it focuses on qualifying researchers involved in quality education, in economic and social transformation and with the ability to design and implement innovative teaching, research and extension projects. Thus, the theme addresses research and actions of international cooperation presided over by the relations between subjects and cultures, in a transforming perspective; research and interactions that look at education through the perspective of diversity and innovation. As for international cooperation, the theme is justified for its objective of the scientific and academic exchange between Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) that promote quality training of their faculty members and students in research, teaching and extension activities for the production of knowledge in the field of education, science and technology. We understand education as one of the most relevant and necessary activities for scientific and social development, essential for scientific and technological development and, in this sense, the theme is justified for proposing research to guide research in education, subjects and environments in the perspective of transforming innovation both regarding cultural and natural resources, the protection of cultural and natural heritage, and the development of communication media for a more fair and egalitarian society.


Education for human emancipation, technology innovation, communication, and social transformation: the challenges of research in human and social sciences currently.


The Postgraduate Program in Education aims, through a multidisciplinary and intercultural perspective, to establish (1) privileged partnerships in research. (2) Research in education by means of a
transversal relationship with different disciplines, and areas of knowledge (sociology, history, administration, anthropology, political science, mathematics, and physical education) with a focus on phenomena and educational processes in contemporary society. (3) The educational and corporal practices, as well as the educational organizations approached from spaces - from the local to the global -, diverse conjunctures and cultural contexts. (4) Missions in foreign institutions committed to educational issues in Brazil and in the world, of an innovative and transforming character. (5) The bilateral faculty and student mobility. (6) To promote international synergies of training and research. (7) To foster cooperation with strategic partners and scientific opportunities. (8) To conducy research in Education in the Northeastern region both in Brazil, and in the world, in an intercultural and multidisciplinary context, particularly in the field of school education and out of school. (9) To support to interdisciplinary research programs for specific operations involving various disciplines and multidisciplinary projects, dissemination and valorization, particularly through new information and communication technologies. (10) To face the challenges of pluralism and diversity in education. (11) To open possible dialogues between education, representations and imaginations. It requires a confrontation of the 'monoculture of modern science' with little explored knowledge and knowledge denied by society in general and by school in particular. It means to consider knowledge of
invisible and subalternized social and cultural groups, an ecology of knowledge. This proposal impels us to recognize the diversity of knowledge produced by social groups, communities and problematize schoolknowledge and education in general. This perspective requires breaking with educational processes based on Western modernity, standardization, homogenization, monoculture, universality for the construction of intercultural educational practices, subjectivities and rebellious bodies, in short, an ecology of knowledges that can facilitate human emancipation, equity economic and social transformation. To promote seminars, study days, conferences, research, support and supervision to international cooperation missions.

Partner Countries

  • Portugal
  • France
  • Spain
  • Argentina
  • The United States
  • South Africa
  • Italy
  • Mozambique
  • The United Kingdom
  • Angola
  • Macau
  • Mexico
  • Australia
  • New Zealand
  • Switzerland
  • TimorEast
  • Germany