Paulo Freire: critical pedagogue

Today is the 100th anniversary of Paulo Freire’s birth. It remains the case that the one book to read on critical thinking in teaching and learning is his “Pedagogy of the Oppressed”. In this seminal text he shares key ideas such problem-posing, the idea that learning is shared among its participants where the teacher becomes student and the students teachers. His critique of banking education where the teacher deposits bits of knowledge to learners then assessed in disconnected contexts remains pertinent today post-pandemic.

Here’s a short video with a bit of biography about Paulo Freire.

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