Friday, September 30, 2011

Liberating education

The course, Pedagogy for flexible learning supported by technology, is inspiring for me because in some cases on traditional classrooms in my country, the teacher is the king and the students are the people; therefore, students learn under restrictions created by the teacher (dehumanization). This phenomenon reminds me of a philosopher, Paulo Freire, who wrote a book in 1971 entitled "Pedagogy of the Oppressed". Thus, through the above-mentioned course, I do hope such phenomenon could be overcome.

See: Freire, P. (2005). Pedagogy of the oppressed (M. B. Ramos, Trans.). New York: The Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd.

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