“Critical pedagogy: schools must equip students to challenge the status quo” – And Universities should do this as well!

I found an inspiring text on the Guardian’s webpage: http://www.theguardian.com/teacher-network/teacher-blog/2014/feb/25/critical-pedagogy-schools-students-challenge.

Tait Coles, then being vice principal at Dixons City Academy in Bradford, explains the basic tenets of critical pedagogy and shows the advantages of this approach to what he refers to as the transmission model of knowledge. His statement resonates with the work of numerous thinkers in critical pedagogics, such as Paulo Freire, Henry Giroux, bell hooks, and Stanley Aronowitz, all of them discussing how we could educate students into citizens, who have the capacity to instigate social change.


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