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Critical Pedagogy - My number one from #uLearn17

This post would normally be a overview reflection on the three day conference I have just attended, this time being uLearn in Hamilton, New Zealand, but the final keynote by Dr. 788 more words


Thought Train Expressions on the Road to Nowhere

“And the future is certain
Give us time to work it out”

 Road to Nowhere

Today is supposed to be a ‘take it easy’ kind of day.  1,097 more words


Critical Pedagogy: How to respond to 'future-focused' discourse

“So it was an instrument of radical change, that’s what they thought it was. And then around about the middle of the 1980s …this computer got into the hands of school administrations and the ministries and the commissioners of education, state education departments.

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Embedded and Inscribed Processes

Students are typically not taught about the complex nature of interpretation and the assumptions embedded in and power imprinted on all knowledge. Many political and educational leaders deem such profoundly important dimensions of learning unimportant.

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Ploughing the Field and Shouting with Bark

“Tastes (i.e., manifested preferences) are the practical affirmation of an inevitable difference. It is no accident that when they have to be justified, they are asserted purely negatively, by the refusal of other tastes” (Bourdieu, 1984, p.56). 1,420 more words


Appearances, Audiences, Mirrors and Other Aesthetics

Tonight some incredible EdD lecturers ran a fabulously engaging writing workshop whereby we engaged in some activities, dialogue and a questions. We also recognised that aesthetics must play a role, but I struggle with the balance of audience, voice and opportunities for critical dialogue.  888 more words


My Lunch with Freire and Daniel Blake

We are all Daniel Blake “I am not a client, a customer, nor a service user. “I am not a shirker, a scrounger, a beggar, nor a thief. 444 more words