Encyclopedia of Educational Philosophy and Theory

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Teaching and Critically Reflective Practice in Freire

  • Leon Benade
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-287-532-7_107-1

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Introduction

Few of the many books written by Freire drew particular, and extended, attention to the teacher in the way Pedagogy of Freedom (1998) was able to do. While this entry draws on many other important works by Freire, it specifically probes elements of this book to place before readers some of the salient qualities and attributes Freire believed teachers, educators, and thinkers of education ought to aspire to.

There are four themes of relevance here. The first is Freire’s commitment to the idea of teaching as a political activity, particularly in the context of the contemporary neoliberal grind, which was widely evident across multiple nations by the time of his death in 1997. The second is that teaching could be, indeed should be, regarded as an ethical activity, and this entry explores that claim. It is an...

Keywords

Critical Thinking Ethical Activity Reflective Practice Critical Consciousness Critical Pedagogy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of EducationAuckland University of TechnologyAucklandNew Zealand