Criticality, pedagogy and the promises of radical democratic education

Amsler, Sarah (2013) Criticality, pedagogy and the promises of radical democratic education. In: Acts of knowing: critical pedagogy in, against and beyond the university. Bloomsbury Academic, London, pp. 61-84. ISBN 9781441105318 (Paperback), 9781441159755 (Hardback), 9781441194558 (ePDF), 9781441166722 (ePub)

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This chapter asks what, if anything, critical education can contribute to the defence and creation of democracy in ‘post-democratic’ societies. It argues that the traditions of critical pedagogy have much to offer this project, but also that those seeking to engage with them need to do so creatively. It introduces a range of work in the critical-pedagogical tradition, showing that each one offers a different definition of ‘criticality’; and illustrates how these are relevant for students and teachers who want to create deeper and more radical democratic forms of life.

Keywords:critique, critical pedagogy, post-democracy, radical democracy
Subjects:L Social studies > L222 Democracy
L Social studies > L370 Social Theory
X Education > X342 Academic studies in Higher Education
Divisions:College of Social Science > School of Education
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Deposited On:19 Oct 2012 20:07

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