Paolo Friere really upended the ways that we think about education by calling our attention to the power dynamics at play in the classroom, and broadening our thinking about intelligence. In a lot of ways, his thoughts have been in the background of many of our discussions this quarter.
Consider some of the questions below in connecting education generally with Friere’s ideas specifically:
– How does Friere’s notion of definitions of people as “cultured” and “uncultured” connect to our discussion of multiple intelligences?
– Do you feel that restrictive definitions of â€œintelligenceâ€ impact studentsâ€™ creativity? How?
– Do you feel that students need to learn a common set of knowledges and skills? Why or why not?
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