A Critical Pedagogy of Embodied Education: Learning to Become an Activist
ISBN: 0230340512
EAN13: 9780230340510
Language: English
Pages: 242
Edition: 2012
Dimensions: 1.00" H x 9.00" L x 6.00" W
Weight: 1.00 lbs.
Format: Hardcover

A Critical Pedagogy of Embodied Education: Learning to Become an Activist

Book Overview
A Critical Pedagogy of Embodied Education outlines the pedagogy of activism and the process of learning to become an activist. Based on empirical research conducted in Australia, it explores the embodied learning of activists as they learn to be and become activists. This book, unlike any current publication on social purpose education, explores the differences and similarities between two groups of activists: lifelong activists who have been engaged in campaigns and socials movements over many years - often a lifetime - and the learning of circumstantial activists, those protestors who come to activism due to a series of life events. The book uncovers through multiple case studies the embodied pedagogy of activists who gain knowledge through the practical experience of being in the world of activism. Their learning is often driven by emotional agency and is social, informal, and critically cognitive. Using critical pedagogy as a lens, the book not only expands our understanding of the epistemology of activism, but provides insight into adult education as an embodied practice.