Rethinking Pedagogy in Changing Times
Thursday May 16
9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
George Brown College (St. James Campus), 200 King St. East - Main Lobby Registration Fee: $45 (regular) $20 (student/no wage)
Website: "Summer Institute" at http://www.web.net/~comwpgbc/
The Community Worker Program at George Brown College is pleased to announce the 1st Summer Institute Rethinking Pedagogy in Changing Times
on May 16th, 2013 at George Brown College (St. James Campus). The one-day event of focus sessions, interactive exhibits and a community forum and facilitated panel discussion, will open with the keynote address "Critical Pedagogy in Dark Times" delivered by celebrated author and cultural critic, Henry Giroux.
Communities throughout the world are experiencing massive political, economic, social, environmental and cultural shifts due to the growth of neoliberal market and governing structures over the past three decades. Within post-secondary institutions faculty are faced with students who have grown up in a world increasingly bereft of good governance and social responsibility. Inundated with media messages which support regressive policies on education and larger social welfare, it is a generation that has been targeted for uncritical consumption of neoliberal ideology. It is also a generation that will be added to the ranks of working people, a group acutely impacted by the dynamics of this changing world.
- What is the role of post-secondary education in neo-liberal times?
- How do we promote inclusive agendas for change and transformation?
- As our students prepare to join the 21st century workforce, how do we support them to engage in the building of equitable and just communities?
Join us as we explore these questions and more within the intersection of communities, education and change in the 21st century.
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