Politics, Language and Pedagogy: Applying Paulo Freire today (3) Examines the work of Paulo Freire as it applies to community action projects.
ADTED 562 Politics, Language, and Pedagogy: Applying Paulo Freire today (3)
The life and work of Paulo Freire will be the focus of this advanced graduate seminar. Freire was one of the foremost Adult Literacy educators of our time. Graduate students participating in the course will read and reflect on his vision, his impact on scholarship, his impact on the daily-lived realities of diverse adult learners, and the implications for policy, praxis and community based action research. We will explore how elements related to his work such as conscientization, transformative action and pedagogy for liberation impact pedagogy and community action projects. The course will model the Freirian perspective by relying on critical dialogue, reflection, and the design of action projects. Readings will include Freire's books such as: Politics of Education, Letters to Cristina, Pedagogy of the heart, Pedagogy of the oppressed, Pedagogy of freedom, Teachers as cultural workers as well as Kaplan's Crazy for democracy. A media-rich presentation and paper are the major items to be evaluated along with class participation and other smaller assignments.
Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.