What is the difference between true compassion and false charity? What are the pitfalls of elite-led social movements? How can education change from the practice of domination to the practice of freedom? Why must the oppressors be liberated as well as the oppressed? What is the human-world relationship? What is the “critical consciousness” of reality?
One of the most important books written in the 20th century, Paulo Freire’s Pedagogy of the Oppressed, is not just required reading for teachers, but for all those engaged in social change.
Nonetheless, this small book of fewer than 200 pages remains controversial, and is no easy read. At a time of grave social concerns, it is well worth our while to examine this widely-quoted text. We may also touch upon Freire’s Pedagogy of Hope and Pedagogy of Freedom.
"This is truly revolutionary pedagogy." —Ivan Illich
Three Saturdays: August 11, 18 and 25, 2012
Time: 1-4 pm
Each three-hour session consists of lecture, instructor-led discussion and small group discussion, application.
Location: Room 1415, Harbour Centre (SFU downtown campus), 515 West Hastings Street, Vancouver
Tuition: You decide, based on your perceived value.
For more details and registration: http://pedagogy_of_the_oppressed.eventbrite.ca.
Make your summer greater with great learning.