Education: Pedagogy of the Oppressed
What you'll learn
- A basic understanding of Paulo Freire's thought.
- Chapter by Chapter discussions of the Pedagogy of the Oppressed.
- Explanation of Freire's major concepts.
- Critical Pedagogy in the contemporary world.
- An interest in liberatory and progressive education.
This course will introduce you to the Pedagogy of the Oppressed by Paulo Paulo Freire, which, in my opinion, is one of the most significant works on Critical and progressive pedagogy. If you are a teacher, scholar, student, or an activist, knowing this book and the philosophy that it articulates will enable you to be better at understanding the world and motivated to work towards creating a more just and equitable world.
This course is organized in video lectures that include my discussions of Frerie's major concepts, chapter by chapter discussions, followed by more elaborate conceptual and philosophical discussions. Here is what you will be able to clearly discern and understand after the course:
How powerful systems keep us entrenched in dehumanizing systems?
What is the difference between top-down (Banking) system of education and what Freire calls the "Problem Solving Education."
How education must function as a project of emancipation?
How to create liberatory and emancipating curriculum.
How to bring about the kind of social change that empowers people to live their lives as autonomous and free social beings.
Besides the video lectures, the course also includes textual resources, links to longer and more detailed videos, and links to the resources on my website. I am also open to any suggestions that you might have and would incorporate them as and when I revise this course. So, please feel free to reach out to me through the course messaging system with your questions, queries, and suggestions.
Who this course is for:
- This course is for all those interested in the Pedagogy of the Oppressed, Freire, and Social Justice Pedagogy.
I am a former Associate Professor of Postcolonial Literary Studies with twenty years of experience of teaching graduate and undergraduate courses at three US research universities.
When you take any of my courses, be assured that the courses contain materials created by an expert!
I have authored several books and also share my educational expertise internationally through webinars, public talks, and through my YouTube Channel on Postcolonialism. I welcome all suggestions for improving the courses. Please never hesitate to contact me!
PhD. in English, Florida State
Masters in English, Belmont University
Bachelors in English, Belmont University
Diploma, Japanese Language, NUML, Pakistan
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