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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 15 Aug 22

The New Discourses Podcast with James Lindsay, Episode 90 Critical Education Theory Series, Part 20 This episode of the New Discourses Podcast continues a long miniseries exploring Paulo Freire’s landmark 1985 book The Politics of Education: Culture, Power, and Liberation, and it is embedded in the broader Critical Education Theory series here. In the previous part, James Lindsay presented the ideas in the ninth chapter of that book, where Freire outlines that the purpose of education is to humanize Man and the world, exactly as indicated by Karl Marx. The previous parts of this series, covering the earlier chapters of the book can …

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The New Discourses Podcast with James Lindsay, Episode 90 Critical Education Theory Series, Part 20 This episode of the New Discourses Podcast continues a long miniseries exploring Paulo Freire’s landmark 1985 book The Politics of Education: Culture, Power, and Liberation, and it is embedded in the broader Critical Education Theory series here. In the previous part, James Lindsay presented the ideas in …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 9 Aug 22

The New Discourses Podcast with James Lindsay, Episode 88 Critical Education Theory Series, Part 19 This episode of the New Discourses Podcast continues a long miniseries exploring Paulo Freire’s landmark 1985 book The Politics of Education: Culture, Power, and Liberation, and it is embedded in the broader Critical Education Theory series. In the previous part, James Lindsay presented the ideas in the eighth chapter of that book, in which Freire describes “The Process of Political Literacy” and outlines a sweeping program for education as a means to remake Man himself. The previous parts of this series, covering the earlier chapters of the …

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The New Discourses Podcast with James Lindsay, Episode 88 Critical Education Theory Series, Part 19 This episode of the New Discourses Podcast continues a long miniseries exploring Paulo Freire’s landmark 1985 book The Politics of Education: Culture, Power, and Liberation, and it is embedded in the broader Critical Education Theory series. In the previous part, James Lindsay presented the ideas …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 18 Jul 22

The New Discourses Podcast with James Lindsay, Episode 85 Critical Education Theory Series, Part 17 Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) is a key battleground topic in education today. Parents across the country are rightly very upset that what sounds like and could be a very useful program for kids who struggle in certain ways at school has far less wholesome purposes. On the one hand, they’re noticing that SEL tends to be misapplied in classrooms and through other subjects, not in controlled therapeutic settings with kids who have been identified to need it. On the other hand, they’ve noticed far more nefarious uses like …

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The New Discourses Podcast with James Lindsay, Episode 85 Critical Education Theory Series, Part 17 Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) is a key battleground topic in education today. Parents across the country are rightly very upset that what sounds like and could be a very useful program for kids who struggle in certain ways at school has far less wholesome purposes. On …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 11 Jul 22

The New Discourses Podcast with James Lindsay, Episode 84 Critical Education Theory Series, Part 16 This episode of the New Discourses Podcast continues a long miniseries exploring Paulo Freire’s landmark 1985 book The Politics of Education: Culture, Power, and Liberation, and it is embedded in the broader Critical Education Theory series here. In the previous part, James Lindsay presented the ideas in the seventh chapter of that book, where Freire makes clear that education is really meant to be about conscientization, which is to say becoming Marxist. The previous parts of this series, covering the earlier chapters of the book can be found here, here, here, …

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The New Discourses Podcast with James Lindsay, Episode 84 Critical Education Theory Series, Part 16 This episode of the New Discourses Podcast continues a long miniseries exploring Paulo Freire’s landmark 1985 book The Politics of Education: Culture, Power, and Liberation, and it is embedded in the broader Critical Education Theory series here. In the previous part, James Lindsay presented the ideas in the …

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