Paulo Freire’s 100th Birthday: Celebrating his legacy in education

by Paula Teixeira de Castro and Sebastián Ansaldo Paulo Freire is currently being celebrated for his 100th Anniversary, and the Pedagogy of the Oppressed has now more than fifty years since its original release. Considering that half a century has passed, his theory and concepts still retain a profound influence and global impact. In 2016, anContinue reading “Paulo Freire’s 100th Birthday: Celebrating his legacy in education”

On digital teaching and the neoliberal machine

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Espen Hektoen This is part of a special collection celebrating the?centenary of Paulo Freire’s birth. Paulo Freire‘s conscientization is becoming even more important in an age where discourses about students as consumers dominates pedagogical paradigms, and social consequences, as Henry Giroux points to, are blanketed by notions of pedagogical…

Challenging non-democracy through participation: Can the classroom be a place of resistance?

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Gaston Bacquet This is part of a special collection celebrating the?centenary of Paulo Freire’s birth. Almost a century ago, when arguing for what he believed to be the need for democratic participation within learning spaces, John Dewey stated that democracy in the way he envisioned is: “…more than a…

‘Education is freedom’ – turning the rhetoric of inclusion into action

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Stephen Thompson This is part of a special collection celebrating the?centenary of Paulo Freire’s birth. Paulo Freire is often quoted as saying education is freedom. Education in general has changed drastically in the 100 years since he was born, yet questions remain as to whether these changes are moving…

Classrooms as a space for imagination and hope

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Patric Wallin This is part of a special collection celebrating the centenary of Paulo Freire’s birth. Where do we go from here? From a situation where students shop courses, teachers measure satisfaction, and everyone complains about everything. From universities that proclaim that they are at the forefront of working…

Call for Blog Posts: Paulo Freire’s 100th Anniversary, organised by CLAREC

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This year marks the centenary of the birth of one of the greatest thinkers in education: Paulo Freire. Paulo Freire’s work has globally influenced people working in education, community development, community health, communications, and many other fields. In particular, his best-known book Pedagogy of the Oppressed is considered to…