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1.7.1 Critical Theory: Freire's Critical Pedagogy and 'Pedagogy of the Oppressed'

Welcome to chapter 7 of the 'Approaches to Education' module. In this chapter, we will move on to examine the ideas of Paolo Freire, who coined the term 'critical pedagogy' to define his approach to Education. His work also focused on Education as a means of freedom, hence the term 'pedagogy of the oppressed'.     

Goals for this section

  • To understand Freire's critical pedagogy and 'pedagogy of the oppressed', and how they apply to education. 

Objectives for this section

  • To be able to explain how Freire's 'critical pedagogy' and 'pedagogy of the oppressed' work.
  • To be able to identify ways in which the theories apply in actual teaching practice.
  • To consider ways that Freire's ideas can be implemented into personal practice.

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