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Radical Dreams and Transformative Praxis: Celebrating 50 Years of Paulo Freire's Pedagogy of the Oppressed - AERA Paulo Freire SIG Presidential Session

Sat, April 14, 4:05 to 6:30pm, Millennium Broadway New York Times Square, Floor: Eighth Floor, Gallery 8

Session Type: Invited Speaker Session


Over the past 50 years, Paulo Freire’s Pedagogy of the Oppressed has inspired readers to denounce “banking” education and activate critical consciousness. This session is a two-part immersive experience commemorating the 50th anniversary of Pedagogy of the Oppressed. In Part I, Radical Dreams: Remembering Paulo and Pedagogy of the Oppressed, Paulo Freire’s life and work is celebrated by “first generation” critical pedagogues, Henry Giroux, Antonia Darder, Donaldo Macedo, Peter McLaren, Ira Shor and Nita Freire. In Part II, Transformative Praxis: The Influence of Pedagogy of the Oppressed in Diverse Contexts, attendees participate in two breakout dialogue sessions with scholars who are enacting transformative, Freirean praxis via critical literacy, critical environmental education, adult education with Indigenous communities, and urban science education, in diverse contexts in the U.S. and Brazil.

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