Marcos Aurélio Gomes da Silva

Marcos Aurélio Gomes da Silva

Federal University of Juiz de Fora, Brazil

The chemistry of Afro-Brazilian

Abstract:

In this summary, we discuss the relationships between science/chemistry, work, the emergence and maintenance of societies and how they affect the chemistry we teach in school: historical and decontextualised. We admit the negation and invisibility of a past in science and technology of African peoples and diaspora and present a proposal for teaching decolonized chemistry from the recognition of the hybridism of multiracial Brazilian society. Our results denounce the rigidity of the curriculum, the impoverishment of its content character and the need to dialogue with African and Afro-Brazilian culture and history as an instrument of articulation of this curriculum.