Education as the Practice of Freedom Project
The Education as the Practice of Freedom (EPF) Project is an engaging, enlightening, empowering educational experience that will challenge you to critically analyze your purpose for pursuing higher learning and cultivate your passion for living. In our class, you will engage in student centered, interactive activities and robust dialogues about EVERYTHING! So make sure you bring an open mind and prepare to challenge perspectives, to question each other, me and most of all YOURSELF.
The purpose of the EPF Project is to create meaningful connections between what the students are learning and what they are living. Wherein the objective is not simply to help students “master” the tools of reading but empower them to read the world critically (Giroux, 1988). The curriculum speaks to the student’s curiosity about topics that are often marginalized in the dominant curriculum in a voice that is both culturally relevant and critically responsive. It moves beyond typical notions of education, to power discourse critiques, and the real purpose and promise of education- freedom.
Our goal is to facilitate the critical exchange of dialogue substantive of discussion that may unsettle, unnerve and disrupt the unexamined life. We aspire to inspire you. We hope that this class will raise many questions about who you are and the world you live in, and that we may apply our learnt perspectives in the praxis of our lives.