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Title: Praxis, critical pedagogy and critical adult and community education
Author: Connolly, Brid
Awarding Body: The Open University
Current Institution: Open University
Date of Award: 2009
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My motivation for undertaking this research stemmed from the fascination I had in the ways of working with adult learners and the way in which adult and community education was a powertul tool for change. The purpose of this study was to explore this interest in close detail examining how praxis, the cycle of action and reflection, and critical pedagogy in adult and community education might work towards social transformation. Critical pedagogy, the dynamic interaction between 'really useful knowledge', the educators and the learners, in the learning environment, lacked an ingredient that I sought to uncover in the study. What do adult educators do that enables them and the learners to act upon the world? The study found that the practice which aimed to develop critical consciousness comprised a wide variety of methods, 'really useful methods', which engaged learners, motivating them to think critically, to discuss and to question. That was a way to create the environment for acting upon the work.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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