Educating for a change is one of my all time favourite books. It’s also my birthday today so stand by for a free gift (I figure why should I be the only one to get gifts before Christmas).
Educating for a change is a lovely blend of:
1. Explaining what popular education is and why it’s important
2. Educational activities that you can use to effect change
One way to view our perspective is through popular education, which lays out that education should:
– lead to social change
– be cooperative
– recognize everyone is a teacher and everyone is a learner
– incorporate praxis (a constant cycling back and forth between theory and action)
– be respectful
It’s hard to argue with any of the above but I’m sure you can easily think of times when you’ve been in a workshop where one or more haven’t been followed. My 8:30 am university class with a prof who lectured from notes so old they were yellowed comes to mind.
As human beings we’re in the business of change. As human beings we’re all affected by our perspective.
Check out the book, a Canadian bestseller, now out of print, Educating for a Change, which you can download for free by clicking on the link. Happy holidays!
The Educating for a Change resource is included in Rock.Paper.Scissors’ most recent e-newsletter. Click on the link to see the newsletter and get more information about ‘Learning about change & the power of music to rock the world from United Nations ‘Messenger of Truth’ Sara Mitaru©’.