General information

Course type AMUPIE
Language English
Module lecturer dr Aneta Judzińska
Lecturer's email
Lecturer position adiunkt
Faculty Faculty of Educational Studies
Semester 2021/2022 (summer)
Duration 15
USOS code 11-SEM-11-a


First class - 13 April
Next classes:
27 April;
11, 18, 25 May;
group 1: 1:15 PM - 3:45 PM
group 2: 9:45 AM - 12:15 PM
Place: Międzychodzka 5, room 204.

Module aim (aims)

· Familiarizing students with the basic assumptions of emancipatory pedagogy;

· Discovering the basic mechanisms and conditions of educational exclusions (e.g. gender, racial/ethnic, class, age);

· Developing the ability to diagnose of exclusions in education;

· Presenting the basic methods of working in emancipatory pedagogy;

· Developing the ability to put emancipation skills into practice.

Pre-requisites in terms of knowledge, skills and social competences (where relevant)

not needed


week 1: Introduction. Discussion of course outline, requirements and assessment (13 April).

week 2: Emancipatory pedagogy – the main assumptions (13 April).

week 3: School experiences – good and bad practices. Discussion, an individual and groups work (27 April).

week 4: Culture, politics, society and education (11 May).

week 5: Emancipation in the pedagogical relationship (11, 18 May).

week 6: Tools of emancipation. Work in groups (18 May).

week 7: Tools of emancipation. Work in groups and presentation (25 May).

week 8: Conclusions and reflection (25 May).

Reading list

Freire, P. (1970). Pedagogy of the Oppressed. Translated by Myra Bergman Ramos. New York: Continuum.

hooks, b. (1994). Teaching to transgress: education as the practice of freedom. London – New York: Routledge.

McLaren, P. (2014). Life in schools. An introduction to critical pedagogy in the foundations of education (6th ed.). London – New York: Routledge.

McLaren, P. et. all. (2004). Teaching in and against the Empire: Critical Pedagogy as Revolutionary Praxis. [In:] Teacher Education Quarterly.

Nouri, A., Sajjadi, S.M. (2014). Emancipatory Pedagogy in Practice: Aims, Principles and Curriculum Orientation. The International Journal of Critical Pedagogy. Vol. 5(2).

Shih, Yi-Huang. (2018). Some Critical Thinking on Paulo Freire’s Critical Pedagogy and Its

Educational Implications. International Education Studies. Vol. 11(9).