Memory in schools as a pedagogical and research strategy

  • Juan Guillermo Sánchez Bolaños Institución Educativa El Rodeo
Palabras clave: memory, armed conflict, education, research, interviews


This research article shows the results of a classroom experience in which the school becomes a stage for the reconstruction of the memory and history of Colombia, bringing students closer to the traces of the armed conflict, not so much from the master class and the consultation of specialized texts, but going to the living memory of the peoples, present in the older adults of society. This helped us establish communication and links between these vernacular stories of history and those built in the academy, as well as involving the different members of the educational community around issues such as oppression, contempt and violence. The results of this research experience in the school result in the participation of students throughout the process of formulating the project, presenting it to the educational institution and parents, learning activities, class forums, conducting and transcribing the interviews and the commitment to writing and artistic appreciation. The most important effect of this participation and orientation was not only to approach the phenomena derived from war, human rights and the State, from the specialized texts and official versions of history, but also from the memory of the people, of the community. Knowing the history and recognizing the memory of that history in the family and neighbors of the community led us on a path in which it is possible to contribute to the construction of peace and education in Colombia.


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Biografía del autor/a

Juan Guillermo Sánchez Bolaños, Institución Educativa El Rodeo
Magister en Filosofía. Institución Educativa El Rodeo. Cúcuta, Norte de Santander, Colombia
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Sánchez Bolaños J. Memory in schools as a pedagogical and research strategy. Espiral, Revista de Docencia e Investigación [Internet]. 17dic.2020 [citado 17jun.2024];9(2):69-4. Available from:
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