Critical Pedagogy for Social Change: What is the Role of a Teacher?
Critical pedagogy is a process that teachers use to look at educational practices and determine how equitable and effective they are. Critical pedagogy requires teachers to recognize their importance as agents of social change. Teachers who employ critical pedagogy are independent thinkers who make thoughtful decisions based on fact, experience, and personal reflection.
During the videos take note of following topics/themes as they will inform your response:
Address at least three of the points above using the readings and videos to support your response.
Guided Response: Investigate at least two of your classmates’ responses. Discuss with them your commonalities in your responses and highlight the differences that you both present. Next try to build from those differences. As we see in the Horton & Freire (2000) text, discussing differences helps to create more knowledge and ultimately that new understanding can reinforce one’s own knowledge base. Thus, try to achieve this same kind of discourse with your classmates.
Paulo freire -an incredible conversation
Paulo Freire Documentary Seeing Through Paulo’s Glasses: Political Clarity, Courage and Humility
Myles Horton – Radical Hillbilly
Meeting the Needs of Diverse Students
For your final assessment this week you will be asked to select a culture that you will investigate further. This culture can be one that was discussed in class or one that is familiar to you.
To prepare you for this task, you will select three-to-six peer reviewed sources on the culture of your choice. Look for:
(One paragraph that summarizes the reference and describes how it addresses one or more of the 4 research requirements listed above)
Guided Response: Review your classmates’ findings. Offer them suggestions as to what other sources they could use in their research. Additionally, compare your findings to theirs and engage in a conversation about the similarities between your cultures and/or findings. Consider how similar the struggles and solutions may be from culture to culture and determine if this will be helpful to you in your presentation.
Though two replies is the basic expectation, for deeper engagement and learning, your are encouraged to provide responses to any comments or questions others have given to you (including the instructor) before the last day of the discussion; this will further the conversation while also giving your opportunities to extend the discussion and your application of the materials in a critical thinking and real world manner.
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