International Catholic Journal of Education



Dialogue with the Other. For a pedagogy of encounter

Joaquim Machado de Araújo, Alberto Filipe Araújo | Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Faculdade de Educação e Psicologia – Porto, Portugal . Universidade do Minho, Instituto de Educação – Braga, Portugal

This article values pedagogy as dialogue, the founding leitmotif whose cornerstone is the initiatory word, as trans-formation (um-bildung) whilst emphasizes the importance of Looking at the Other not as a “minor”, not as a “foreigner” but as my “neighbor“ like in the Gospel parable of the “Good Samaritan”. It underscores the traveling condition of the human being (homo viator), highlights the symbolism of the brotherly gesture, shows the importance of the dialogue held along the way and the pedagogical implications of this perspective.

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