Glossary

POPULAR EDUCATION

Popular education concepts of praxis, consciousness-raising, and critical pedagogy are termed feminist pedagogy and feminist praxis in reference to the women’s movement. Primary characteristics of popular education include: participatory practices; reflection-action on the ordinary and real problems of everyday life; learning is not neutral and students “with” teachers explore political issues, e.g., patriarchy and capitalism; learning focuses on the collective processes and power relations in knowledge production; learning draws on the images, discourses, and art forms of popular culture to resist domination, exercise freedom and pursue interests. Popular educators draw on popular cultural forms that reflect the life experiences and values of the people.


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