Presentation on theme: "Education Education and the State Education is and can be used to –CONTROL …….dissent –MAINTAIN ……status quo –GLORIFY………skilled labour force –ORGANISE…….thought."— Presentation transcript:
Education and the State Education is and can be used to –CONTROL …….dissent –MAINTAIN ……status quo –GLORIFY………skilled labour force –ORGANISE…….thought patterns –VISUALISE……a certain lifestyle/success –SUBDUE……….critical thinking
Education……Learning CONTENT PROCESS OR AND
What is so popular about Popular Education (Pop-Ed)?
In a nutshell, Pop-Ed... critiques conventional modes of thinking opens itself to critique restores people's dignity and humanity poses questions about our very existence is a venue for "inter subjectivity recognizes the equal importance of the non- rational engages the intellectual as well as the other spheres of being human is creative and reflective is averse to any totalizing framework
TOOLS USED IN POP-ED ARE CREATIVE VARIED (e.g. MTV, GDA, PHOTOS) RELATED PROVOKING CHALLENGING EASY TO USE FUN
POP – ED NEEDS GOOD FACILITATION
ELEMENTS OF FACILITATION –OBJECTIVE –INSTRUCTION –ACTIVITY –FEEDBACK (REACTION TO ACTIVITY) –PROCESSING (LINKING TO REALITY) –SUMMARY
A GOOD FACILITATOR : Keeps the group focused on task and process Remains as objective as possible Is an informed guide helping the group to chart its course and accomplish its goals Listens more than talks Adopts various learning styles Is able to gauge peoples learning ability and adjusts accordingly Contd.
Encourages everyone to participate while remembering that individuals participate in different ways Protects members of the group from attack by others Is gender and culturally sensitive Energizes a group or slows it down, as needed Periodically, does a recap of what has happened in each session and helps the group to make connections between the sessions. Summarizes the learning Is also a student at all times, learning from others
Popular Education has been used as a tool to raise people's consciousness to become more aware of how their personal experiences are linked with larger social problems. Paulo Freires seminal work The Pedagogy of the Oppressed about the empowerment of Brazilian peasants through literacy, illustrates and explains this theory.
Reflections: Rights Based Approach to Development Participation Accountability Non-discrimination Empowerment Linking to standards