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Education Theory Reading Network

A platform for discussion centered around issues in education theory - all welcome

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Reading to be discussed:

Giroux, Henry A. "Introduction." On Critical Pedagogy. London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2020. 1–16.


Critical pedagogy takes as one of its central projects an attempt to be discerning and attentive to those places and practices in which social agency has been denied and produced. When I first began exploring and writing about critical pedagogy, I became aware that pedagogy might offer educators an important set of theoretical tools in support of the values of reason and freedom.  During this time, I was teaching history to high school students. For me, critical pedagogy as theoretical and political practice became especially useful as a way to resist the increasingly prevalent approach to pedagogy that viewed it as merely a skill, technique, or disinterested method.