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Chapter 15: Teaching How to Read the World and Change It: Cr

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Nicole Menold

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Transcript of Chapter 15: Teaching How to Read the World and Change It: Cr

Paulo Freire was a Brazilian educator, and educator of the world, and philosopher who was a leading advocate of critical pedagogy. He is best known for his influential work,
Pedagogy of the Oppressed
, which is considered one of the foundational texts of the critical pedagogy movement.

The oppressors and the oppressed
Unjust society
Banking model of education
Critical Literacy
Education can be...
more than student-centered
bound to reality and society
Previous educational reforms
Tried to "teacher-proof" the curriculum
"back to the basics"
"improving student achievement"
Political Nature of Education
Literacy cannot be reduced to reading , writing, speaking, and listening skills.
Literacy must include critical pedagogy and becomes critical literacy.

The Critical Pedagogy Reader, Second Edition. Edited by A. Darder, M.P. Baltodano, and R.D. Torres
Chapter 15: Teaching How to Read the World and Change It: Critical Pedagogy in the Intermediate Grades
One of the major pillars of critical pedagogy
Read the world critically: to be able to understand the inequalities and social exclusions within schools and society
"Diverse and segregated on purpose."
I hear education systems are failing, but I believe they're succeeding at what they're built to do -- to train you, to keep you on track, to track down an American dream that has failed so many of us all.
by Robert E. Peterson
The Freiran Teacher
We should all strive to be a teacher who engages students in reflective dialogue on topics of their interest.
Banking model of education
Teacher = knowledge and power
Problem Posing Method
Teachers and students engage in mutual communication in order to move towards knowledge and new ideas.

Critically analyze

Work towards change
Teaching Organically
part of the child's being
develop in as natural setting as possible
Practical Applications
Generative Themes
topics that catches interest of students in such a way that discussion, study, and project work can be built around it
Writing Process
Always write for a purpose!
To discuss and to reflect are the most inspiring opportunities in the classroom.
Empowering Students
students as subjects, not objects
students take responsibility for their own learning
can use the gradual release model to slowly empower students in the classroom while maintaining classroom norms and community
Review classroom
rules with students
so they build self-
esteem, then you
can lessen
A Dialogical Instruction Method
"Education should not be viewed as the transmission of knowledge by trained technicians, but rather as an interactive process through which problems are posed and answers collaboratively sought" (313).
Dialogue as centerpiece
S what do you see?
H what's happening to your feelings?
O relate it to your own lives
W why do we face these problems?
D what can we do about it?
Teach students social responsibility through positive reinforcement of socially responsible actions in the classroom.
Democratize and Humanize the Classroom.
Nicole Menold
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