Learning Environments – Week 10 – Reading Czar group meeting

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)


  1. Name
  2. Logo
  3. Moto / slogan
  4. 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

Group 1

”… a pedagogy which must be forged with, not for, the oppressed (whether individuals or peoples) in the incessant struggle to regain their humanity.”


Group 2

“Education as a practice of freedom – as opposed to education as the practice of domination.”


Group 3

“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.“


Group 4

“Authentic thinking, thinking that is concerned about reality, does not take place in ivory tower isolation, but only in communication.”


Group 5

“Liberating education consist in acts of cognition, not transferals of information”

Lave & Wenger

Group 6

“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”