If “democracy is a system of self-governance where governance is justified by consent of the governed,,” then are our educational institutions democratic? How about our classes? 910 more words
Tags » Critical Pedagogy
Back when I was in college, I went through a phase when I would question everything. It began slowly with our theory class that introduced us to the Frankfurt school of thought, Gramsci, and Althusser, and as I tried to make sense of the industry and system of the mass media (for where could a Broadcast Communication graduate go?) I became disenfranchised and discouraged to join such an oppressive occupation judging by the political-economy and power relations of the system. 591 more words
Seeking to dialogue with critical teachers in public schools everywhere!
This is the first post of this blog, so let me tell you what it’s about. 796 more words
This post discusses the potentials of combining ‘critical’ and ‘possible’ discourse in gallery education. I draw upon the work of Maxine Greene and Elliot Eisner to consider how the combination of these ‘languages’ can be used to construct new individual and collective relations, boundaries and ways of thinking. 927 more words
This is the first time I’m sharing a piece of writing from one of my students on my blog. Jean-Baptiste did a beautiful job on his carbon footprint story and in the context of how the global political landscape shifted yesterday with the US pulling out of the Paris Climate Agreement, it seemed a shame for this piece to not get a wider readership than my small group of students. 1,258 more words