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Radical Pedagogy for Teachers, EXCO Facilitators, Youth Workers, Community Educators and Organizers

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This course will explore how teaching and pedagogy can create radical learning spaces for disrupting power, movement building and moblization.

The first half of the course will explore how capitalism, whiteness, heteronormative gender oppression, ageism, and other forms of oppression impact our abilities to create transformative learning spaces. We will address the issues we find most salient to our particular teaching/organzing contexts, make connections related to teaching and learning across these varied contexts. We will gear the readings and discussions toward those issues and connections. During the second half of the session, we will build our facilitator and pedagogical skills through practice, learn and share strategies and tactics for facilitating in anti-oppressive ways, and find concrete ways to further support each other in our future pedagogical work.

This class is for anyone who facilitates or wants to facilitate meetings, classrooms, youth programs, and other learning spaces.

We can address some of the following questions, depending on interest:
How can we productively address oppressive discourses as they arise in a learning space?
How do systems of oppression constrain our learning spaces, and how can we address some of these constraints through pedagogy?
What is learning, how do we know when it's happening, and how do we make it productive for social struggles?
How do we mobilize people through pedagogy?
How do we address the dominant, individualizing discourses that can shape the way we and others approach teaching and learning?

Class will consist of 10-25 pages of weekly reading and discussion, and snacks!

Facilitator email(s): 
[email protected]


Boneshaker Books for 7/5, will confirm permanent space after that
2002 23rd Ave S
Minneapolis, MN
United States
Facilitator's experience: 
I am a grad student at the U of M studying the relationship between schools and capitalism, and I teach classes in the Masters of Education program. I've been a preschool teacher for more than 5 years, and an organizer with EXCO for 3 years. Beyond that, I've had many other frustrating experiences with the official system of education that inspires me to want to teach and learn with other people on rad pedagogy.
Facilitator phone number(s): 
Class minimum size: 
Class maximum size: 
Class times: 
Thu, 07/05/2012 - 19:00 - 21:00
Thu, 07/12/2012 - 19:00 - 21:00
Thu, 07/19/2012 - 19:00 - 21:00
Thu, 07/26/2012 - 19:00 - 21:00
Thu, 08/02/2012 - 19:00 - 21:00
Thu, 08/09/2012 - 19:00 - 21:00
Location Accessibility: 
No, but willing to find an alternate location if necessary.
Boneshaker Books for 7/5, will confirm permanent space after that
2002 23rd Ave S
Minneapolis, MN
United States
44° 57' 44.8092" N, 93° 14' 21.9012" W
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