Arqueologia pessoal: descobrir a sua diversidade interior através de artefactos da infância


Este artigo descreve uma autoexploração do principal autor através de artefactos da sua própria infância, na tentativa de "dar voz" a características estruturantes na criança que foi, e se mantiveram no adulto que hoje é. Este relato pessoal e íntimo surge da colaboração dos autores no desenvolvimento da “Arqueologia Pessoal”, um exercício para pais e profissionais da infância baseado no trabalho da Fundação Learning for Well-being, que vê os indivíduos como sistemas inteiros. No centro desta abordagem, destacam-se os princípios dos sistemas vivos e o reconhecimento da “diversidade interior” — formas fundamentais de capturar e integrar experiências que organizamos individualmente para criar uma representação do mundo externo que nos é idiossincrática. O artigo inclui diretrizes para que o leitor possa explorar sua própria Arqueologia Pessoal—procurando artefactos (e.g. fotografias, objetos, desenhos, textos) e histórias que indiquem narrativas pessoais, atitudes e padrões de funcionamento que perduram ao longo do tempo.  Concluímos com uma reflexão sobre o valor de exercícios de autoexploração biográfica e a importância da questão da diversidade interior no bem-estar e participação de crianças e adultos.


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Biografia do Autor

Luis Manuel Pinto, Learning for Well-being Foundation

Luís Manuel Pinto is the Director for Programmes and Learning at the Learning for Well-being Foundation, based in Amsterdam (the Netherlands). The foundation focuses on equipping children and adults with capacities to work as partners, and realize their unique potential. In his role, Luís co-founded the ACT2gether initiative which promotes partnership between generations for a fairer and sustainable world. Prior to this position, Luís led and contributed to the development of several educational programmes for inclusion, personal development and participation of children, young people and adults. He holds a Masters in Educational Sciences, where he explored holistic education, self-directed learning and learning differences. His most recent publication “We Are Here”, helps childhood professionals involve children in decision-making.

Linda O'Toole, Learning for Well-being Foundation
At an early age I recognized, and was fascinated by, individual differences in people: specifically, their pacing, how they pay attention, the relative importance of story-telling, the amount of background information needed, and so forth. This fascination has been reflected in my life-long interest in noticing and describing the patterns through which people engage and process their inner and outer experiences, including how they select and express information. I refer to these patterns as “inner diversity” and I have come to believe that an understanding and capacity to work with our individual patterns of processing is foundational for a sense of wholeness and well-being, as well as our interactions with others. My professional work for more than thirty years has involved writing, training, and personal coaching in education, health care, and global corporations, with a focus on helping people integrate the cognitive, relational and sensory functions within a living system perspective. For the last eight years, I have helped develop the Learning for Well-being framework, finding a home within UEF for my approach to inner diversity, while I actively continue to explore new ideas and practices that can shift the awareness of those who implement them.


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PINTO, L. M.; O’TOOLE, L. Arqueologia pessoal: descobrir a sua diversidade interior através de artefactos da infância. Revista Brasileira de Pesquisa (Auto)biográfica, v. 5, n. 15, p. 987-1001, 11 out. 2020.