Category Archives: Freire

From relational ontology to transformative activist stance on development and learning: expanding Vygotsky’s (CHAT) project

This paper offers steps towards overcoming current fragmentation within sociocultural approaches by expansively reconstructing a broad dialectical view on human development and learning (drawing on Vygotsky’s project) underwritten by ideology of social justice. The common foundation for sociocultural approaches is … Continue reading

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The Practice of Dialogue in Critical Pedagogy

This paper examines dialogue in the higher education classroom. Instigated by my teaching experiences and the paucity of empirical studies examining dialogue in the higher education classroom, I present a re-examination of data I collected in 1996 for an ethnographic … Continue reading

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Freire or Friedman? In defense of Critical Education

In the end, it all comes back to the original question of the purpose of education. For Friedman, its purpose is to produce worker who will further entrench an unjust economic order that created the problem in the first place. … Continue reading

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Pedagogía de la autonomía: Enseñar no es transferir conocimiento

El sistema educativo actual está basado en la Revolución Industrial, donde los trabajadores tenían que especializarse en un trabajo mecánico, y para ello debían repetirlo una vez tras otra hasta memorizarlo. En estos últimos 50 años las esferas económica, cultural … Continue reading

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Pedagogy of Freedom: Ethics, Democracy, and Civic Courage

Pedagogy of Freedom is a stirring culmination of Paulo Freire’s life work. It is in no way a conclusion or a summation: it is a text that urges its readers to become, to reach towards still untapped possibility. The themes … Continue reading

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A Pedagogy for Liberation: Dialogues on Transforming Education

Two world renowned educators, Paulo Freire and Ira Shor, speak passionately about the role of education in various cultural and political arenas. They demonstrate the effectiveness of dialogue in action as a practical means by which teachers and students can … Continue reading

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Reimagining Freirean Pedagogy: Sendero for Teacher Education

Corporatization of the Academy ensures teacher education is less about the preparation of teachers and more about the reproduction of minimally skilled labor and the neoliberal global capitalist status quo. Colleagues from across the US recount in conversation at conferences … Continue reading

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Introducing Participatory Visual Methodologies in Communication Research

Read I am pleased to see that a whole new range of non-textual strategies is gradually emerging as an alternative and highly versatile way of knowing. Specifically, participatory visual communications, such as sketching, photography, and video, hold the inherent potential … Continue reading

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Dialogue, Knowledge, and Teacher-Student Relations – Freirean Pedagogy in Theory and Practice

In this article, I draw on ethnographic fieldwork among popular adult education non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in Brazil to show how popular educators interpreted and acted based on Freirean pedagogical theory in ways that appeared to reduce its potential for social … Continue reading

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We Make the Road by Walking: Conversations on Education and Social Change

This dialogue between two of the most prominent thinkers on social change in the twentieth century was certainly a meeting of giants. Throughout their highly personal conversations recorded here, Horton and Freire discuss the nature of social change and empowerment … Continue reading

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