Research

I am currently a Doctorate Student in Education at PUC-Rio, supervised by Prof. Dr. Ralph Ings Bannell, and a visiting researcher at the University of Coimbra.

I am a member of GEPFE – Grupo de Estudos e Pesquisa em Filosofia e Educação / PUC-Rio.

Since 2017 I have been doing research on digital technologies applied to education, based on a group of approaches to human cognition known as the 4E Cognition: Embedded, Embodied, Extended and Enactive Cognition.

 The 4E Cognition framework posits that cognition is not limited to the brain, involving the body as a whole and the environment. Also taking into account emotions in cognitive processes, these perspectives broaden the concept of experience, aesthetics, affection, perception, action, and consequently can orient new ways to understand learning.

I have been working to articulate these approaches in order to investigate their implications for education, conducting my research from the perspective of the philosophy of education. In particular, I am interested in the philosophical investigation of machine learning through the lens of these theses. More on my PhD can be found here.

Some of the main reference authors for my PhD research are Evan Thompson, Ezequiel Di Paolo, Hanne De Jaegher, Andy Clark, Giovanna Colombetti, Humberto Maturana and Francisco Varela.

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