Beyond Just Education: Why our approach to teaching makes all the difference in social change  

[An extract from Before You Enlist And After You Say No, a counter-recruitment manual co-written by Daniel Hunter and Hannah Strange (Ruckus Society).]

Trapese Collective chapter on Popular Education

A chapter putting the case for Popular Education from the book DIY: A Handbook for Changing the World by the UK-based Trapsese Collective, (see links section for more info).

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In the Age of Stupid: A call for Popular Education and Critical Pedagogy both Inside and Outside the University . Alice Cutler 14.3.2009

It is a farce to affirm that men [sic] are people and thus should be free, yet do nothing

tangible to make this affirmation a reality.” (Freire, 1972: 26)

As I write, the première of ‘The Age of Stupid’ is just about to take place. This is a film showing in mainstream cinemas that is asking why, in the light of the evidence, we are not taking more action on climate change. How does this question relate to our ‘highest’ establishments of education, the universities? Whilst there are increasing amounts of student led political action Continue reading