Unit 4: The blooming of the inquisitive mind: taking a critical stance


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Background information on Paulo Freire

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Paulo Freire (1921-1997)

" Education either functions as an instrument which is used to facilitate integration of the younger generation into the logic of the present system and bring about conformity or it becomes the practice of freedom, the means by which men and women deal critically and creatively with reality and discover how to participate in the transformation of their world " (Paulo Freire)



A blog-post I wrote on Freire's humanization process and how this relates to the analogies of "the Matrix" and the "rabbit-hole":The red pill, the humanization process and critical literacy