Met with Cody and Nikita at Columbae – a living coop – different from a fraternity/sorority – a communal house. Great vegetarian food.
Worked out the mechanics of the activity we’re going to lead tomorrow:
Freire Pitch Night
We will split the class into 6 groups.
Each group is going to create a Freire School who’s guiding principle is the quote received.
20 minutes to create a 2 minutes long pitch to a panel of investors and parents (the rest of the class)
- Moto / slogan
- Brief description of their strategy
Halfway through the process we will announce that the investors demand that another theorist is included in their strategy.
Quotes / Theorist
”… a pedagogy which must be forged with, not for, the oppressed (whether individuals or peoples) in the incessant struggle to regain their humanity.”
“Education as a practice of freedom – as opposed to education as the practice of domination.”
“The teacher is no longer merely one-who-teaches, but one who is himself taught in dialogue with the students, who in turn while being taught also teach.“
“Authentic thinking, thinking that is concerned about reality, does not take place in ivory tower isolation, but only in communication.”
“Liberating education consist in acts of cognition, not transferals of information”
Lave & Wenger
“In order for the oppressed to be able to wage the struggle for their liberation, they must perceive the reality of oppression not as a closed world from which there is no exit, but as a limiting situation which the can transform”