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PEREZ, Valentín Martínez-Otero. Biographical and pedagogical references about Feijoo father. Rev. Educ. Questão [online]. 2017, vol.55, n.44, pp.12-31. ISSN 1981-1802.

The Spanish Benedictine Benito Feijoo (1676-1764) was one of the most prominent intellectualsof the 18th century. His contributions to the world of thought and culture extend a significant number of essays about scholars and popular knowledge of the time. In reference to the pedagogy success of Feijoo, it is worth mentioning his condition as a university professor, his critical and empirical agreement with the omission of mistakes and also his critical and empirical behavior which questions obsolete teaching methods. Although the work of the benedictine is an essay, it has an educational purpose. This article begins with his biographical data and the focuses on some of his most important pedagogical contributions, with the promotion of the understanding and protection of women. In conclusion, Feijoo is a founder, in other words, on of the most important educators who in the context of his pedagogy mission gets to incite the consciences. For this reason his figure is still shining as a mark of reference in the 21 st century.

Palavras-chave : Benito Feijoo; Spanish illustration; Biography; Pedagogy.

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