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  • 1. Paulo Freire: a man that has influenced on the philosophy of American higher education “ The practice of freedom” Mónica Urigüen Educational Administration 880 January, 2001
  • 2. “ The practice of freedom” It is solely by risking life that freedom is obtained (Hegel)
    • Teachers deal critically and creatively with reality and transform their world
    • Co-intentional ducation: teachers and students are permanent re-creators of knowledge
    • Radicalization, nourished by a critical spirit, is always creative
  • 3.
    • The radical committed to human liberation, does not become the prisoner of a “circle of certainty” within which a teacher also imprisons reality
    • The more radical a teacher is, the more fully he-she enters into reality so that, knowing it better, he-she can better transform it
  • 4. “ Pedagogy of the oppressed”
    • Is the educated human the adapted human because he or she is better “fit” for the world?
    • Translating into practice, this concept is well suited to the purposes of the oppressors
  • 5. “ Pedagogy of the oppressed”
    • Students are not deposits of information
    • Problem-solving education is revolutionary and trascendent
    • Immobility represents a fatal threat
    • The teacher´s thinking is authenticated only by the authenticity of the students´ thinking
    • The “Learning Paradigm” angainst the “Instruction Paradigm”
  • 6. Teachers´virtues
    • Coherence – unity in what teachers say , do , and behave
    • Tolerance is a revolutionary virtue ; tolerance is the wisdom that teaches us to co-live with different people in order to fight against the antagonist
    • Humbleness , but not humiliation
  • 7. Bibliography
    • Freire, Paulo (1970). Pedagogy of the oppressed . New York: Herder and Herder.
    • Freire, Paulo (1990). Conversando con Educadores – Talking with educators – Uruguay: Editorial Roca Viva.
    • Freire, Paul (1974). Conciencia y revolución – concience and revolution – Uruguay: Schapire Editor.
    • Freire, Paulo (1996). Letters to Cristina: reflections on my life and work . USA: Routledge.