Relações entre Agroecologia e Comunidades de Aprendizagem: um estudo de caso na Associação Guadalupe Agroecológica (Alta Floresta, MT)
Santos, Raul Micheleto Coca dos
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Agribusiness and the conventional agricultural production method are associated with a series of environmental impacts, resulting in the loss of habitats, contamination of water and soil resources, desertification of large areas, among others. In view of this, in recent decades there has been a growing number of people, both individuals and collectives, seeking to promote changes in society through greater sustainability and critical thinking. Among the various forms of collective action are communities, ecovillages, quilombos and rural and urban settlements, with agroecology being an important theoretical and practical basis. In the field of education, Learning Communities appear as an alternative to the traditional way of teaching, promoting a school functioning that brings together fathers, mothers, family members and residents of the surroundings of the school. In this sense, the present work aimed to present concepts related to Learning Communities, linking them to the notion of agroecology, using for this the bibliographical research in the area and a case study carried out from a field experience carried out in 2020 in the Nossa community Senhora do Guadalupe, municipality of Alta Floresta – MT. It was observed that the investigated community, consisting of about 50 families, founded the Guadalupe Agroecological Association (AGuA) in 2014 as a way of facing the social and environmental challenges arising from agriculture that is strongly present in the area. In 2014, the Ciranda da Terra community school was created, which is included in the field of Learning Communities. It is concluded that agroecology and Learning Communities are two pillars for the studied community, shaping their practices and values in line with the construction of a more tolerant, egalitarian and sustainable society.
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