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Original article | International Journal of Progressive Education 2006, Vol. 2(3) 47-64

Critical Pedagogy as Collective Social Expertise in Higher Education

Juha Suoranta & Olli-Pekka Moisio

pp. 47 - 64   |  Manu. Number: ijpe.2006.011

Published online: October 01, 2006  |   Number of Views: 237  |  Number of Download: 703


In this article, dedicated to the revolutionary educational work of Peter McLaren, we will deal with the question of practical teaching methods in higher education from the point of view of critical pedagogy. We argue that nowadays teaching and learning in educational and social sciences are too often meaningless from the point of view of critical collective learning. Thus the central task in critical pedagogy, and in reform of higher education, is to understand the oppressive aspects of present college life and overall society in order to generate pedagogical, individual and societal transformation while developing pedagogical strategies and study methods that work toward the elimination of various forms of subordination based on class, gender, race and sexual orientation, and strengthen students’ possibilities for genuine collective learning while empowering them to fight against inequalities in the world. Our reflections stem from our academic life and teaching experiences both in Finland and the U.S. We suggest that in order to teach critically, educators need to use more collaborative and collective teaching and learning methods. Thus the idea of collective social expertise becomes a core aim of teaching in the context of critical pedagogy.

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Suoranta, J. & Moisio, O. (2006). Critical Pedagogy as Collective Social Expertise in Higher Education. International Journal of Progressive Education, 2(3), 47-64.

Suoranta, J. and Moisio, O. (2006). Critical Pedagogy as Collective Social Expertise in Higher Education. International Journal of Progressive Education, 2(3), pp. 47-64.

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Suoranta, Juha and Olli-Pekka Moisio (2006). "Critical Pedagogy as Collective Social Expertise in Higher Education". International Journal of Progressive Education 2 (3):47-64.

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