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Interview with Matthew Whitney

January 12, 2016
Hi, all! In this interview Mr. Matthew Whitney talks about his many interests. Vintage cars, old movies, trains, ships, planes, history especially the Cold War. He also talks about his relationship with God and spirituality. He gives his views about attitudes towards people with intellectual and physical disabilities and he talks about his move out

Live from Kenya Interview with Martin Balatyne

January 12, 2016
Live from Kenya, Martin Balatyne CEO of Midleton based NGO Friends of Londiani talks about their work in Kenya. Action Lesotho is an Irish NGO whose aim is to bring humanitarian and development aid from Ireland to the Kingdom of Lesotho. Their work is carried out in the spirit of service to others, by which

Pedagogy of the Oppressed Chapter 4 Part 2

August 3, 2015
Chapter 4 Part 2: Key Concepts: The antidialogical action and its characteristics: conquest, divide and rule, manipulation, and cultural invasion; The theory of dialogical action and its characteristics: cooperation, unity, organisation, and cultural synthesis. The second part of Freire’s fourth chapter explores in more depth some of the concepts put forward in the first part

Pedagogy of the Oppressed Chatper 4 Part 1

August 2, 2015
Key Concepts in Chapter 4: Antidialogicity and dialogicity as opposed theoretical frameworks for cultural action: the first serves oppression and the second, liberation. Antidialogicity and Dialogicity frameworks for cultural action Chapter 4 examines the broader cultural context in which the educational programmes described in chapter 3 take place. Just as the “banking system of education”

Pedagogy of the Oppressed Chatper 3

June 4, 2015
Reflection on Chapter 3 of Paolo Freire’s Pedagogy of the Oppressed Key concepts: The Word, Dialogue; Generative Themes; Critical Consciousness The Word In Chapter 3 of Pedagogy of the Oppressed Freire talks about The Word, which he says has two dimensions, reflection and action. To exist humanly is to name the world truthfully with a

Pedagogy of the Oppressed Chapter 1

May 31, 2015
Reflection on Chapter 1 of Paolo Freire’s Peadagogy of the Oppressed Key Concepts: The Oppressed and the Oppressor; Dialogue; Humanist and Libertarian Pedagogy Introduction Paulo Freire (1921-1997) was a leading advocate of critical pedagogy. Born in Brazil he was one of the most influential thinkers about education in the late 20th century. He has been