The "autonomous discipline" from the learning psychology of Alfredo Miguel Aguayo

 

Abstract:

This article analyzes the logic of pedagogical thinking of Puerto Rican-Cuban Alfredo Miguel Aguayo in the field of school discipline, from his first essays on the phenomena of school behavior published at the beginning of the 20th century until his death in 1948. This work go beyond to relate the arsenal of articles, conferences and books that bequeathed to posterity one of the influential authors in Latin American pedagogy, but to establish the theoretical arguments that, from psychology, define the evolution of Aguayo's conceptions about freedom-authority relationship in school settings. 

 

Keywords:

Aguayo - discipline - school, psychology - teacher - authority.