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Paulo Freire and Critical Pedagogy
Paulo Freire’s philosophy of education has had a profound impact on people throughout the world working for social change. His work has been applied not only to formal educational settings but to many diverse social movements.
A course examining ideas of what we mean by community, the role of conflict, and our roles as activists, organizers or change agents, and the situation of the organizations or institutions in which we work or are involved.
This course examines key concepts such as work, wellbeing, the social economy and human needs. Traditional economic approaches that focus on the 'rational economic actor' miss the important social underpinnings of economic reality.
A course on understanding how social movements and faith communities can act as agents of change; the collective myths and underlying conflicts in the environment or groups with which we work; and tools for the analysis of change.
A course which examines 'politics' in the broader sense: the organizations and institutions of power, the hidden structures of authority and the informal networks that contribute to the inner workings of society, and strategic positioning.
In this course we study globalization, development and underdevelopment. We examine how countries in what we once called the 'Third World' were systematically underdeveloped, and also at international movements for change.