Call for Blog Posts: Paulo Freire’s 100th Anniversary, organised by CLAREC

This year marks the centenary of the birth of one of the greatest thinkers in education: Paulo Freire. Paulo Freire’s work has globally influenced people working in education, community development, community health, communications, and many other fields. In particular, his best-known book Pedagogy of the Oppressed is considered to be one of the foundational texts of critical pedagogy, advocating a pedagogy with a new relationship between teacher, student, and society. Freire developed an approach to education that links the identification of issues with positive actions for change and development. 

Considering the relevance of Freire’s thought for education theory, research, and practice, the Cambridge Latin American Research in Education Collective invites researchers, academics, students, and general public to write contributions that reflects about critical pedagogy in today’s digital environment and the challenges for dialogical education considering the new technological landscape. We are interested in contributions linking Freire’s legacy with current trends in education such as: 

  • Digitalization
  • Platformization
  • Mediatization
  • Political Economy of Technology
  • Student experience
  • Digital divide 
  • New forms of labour for teachers and academics 
  • Digital cultures 
  • New types of community development and practices
  • Emergent power and influence of EdTech companies

Contributions are welcome for either the Observatory (under 700 words) or the Magazine (under 1500 words) to be submitted by September 31st. Please review our guidance for contributors for more information about style and formatting.

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