Not just a bag o'tricks--Smorgasbord: popular education tools, techniques and thoughts

Saturday, February 6, 2010 - 11:58

The popular educator Myles Horton said that education should percolate, not drip down. Popular education is a democratic practice of education rooted in social and economic justice struggle and intended to make social change. "Pop-ed" is sometimes thought of as simply a "bag of tricks" that promote conversation and reflection in a more "fun" way than conventional means - it's not seen as being as serious and purposeful. However, popular education (both the tools and the theory) is a radical means of analyzing power, oppression and resistance and collectively learning in the context of community organizing.

From timelines, to energizers, to image theatre, to a political weather report, we will explore (and try out) a range of these tools and discuss how they can be used in different contexts. We will also talk a bit about facilitation and design and how they interact.

Please come prepared to participate, to share your ideas, to listen and, hope fully, to have some fun.

Fee: recommended $150 or Pay What You Can.

Facilitators: chris cavanagh, Deborah Konecny, Ravi Badri

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Exact location will be confirmed soon Toronto , ON
43° 40' 12.8388" N, 79° 23' 12.318" W
Ontario CA

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