Critical pedagogy is a philosophy of education and social movement that has developed and applied concepts from critical theory and related traditions to the field of education and the study of culture. Advocates of critical pedagogy view teaching as an inherently political act, reject the neutrality of knowledge, and insist that issues of social justice and democracy itself are not distinct. Perspective transformation is seen as one of the learning domains and the domain most uniquely adult. The nature and etiology of perspective transformation is elaborated with particular focus on the function of reification and of reflectivity. Implications of a critical theory for Cited by: 2329.
The adult capacity for critical thinking has many implications for adult education, and it is on this capacity that some writers have pinned their belief that adult education (as opposed to schooling) can be a liberating--even emancipating--experience. (Critical thinkers are able to learn through the reflection of self and one's relationship to the world.)Cited by: 1. Oct 11, 2017 · The notion of what constitutes critical adult education theory and practice is strongly contested, partly because the word ‘critical’ is open to so many interpretations. In this chapter, I Cited by: 1.
A Critical Theory of Adult Learning and Education. Mezirow, Jack. Adult Education, v32 n1 p3-24 Fall 1981. Interpreting the ideas of Jurgen Habermas, the nature of three generic domains of adult learning is posited, each with its own interpretive categories, ways of determining which knowledge claims are warranted, methods of inquiry as well as Cited by: 2329. The Power of Critical Theory: Liberating Adult Learning and Teaching [Stephen D. Brookfield] on Amazon.com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The Power of Critical Theory is Brookfield’s attempt to put the “critical” back into critical thinking by emphasizing that it is an inherently political process. The book presents powerful arguments for the importance of critical theory in Cited by: 479.