Oppression; Pedagogy of the oppressed ch. 2 These are the notes we took in lecture that talk about pedagogy chapter 2. Highlighted sections are also present, which can be used for examples in the ethnography essay. Lecture next week is canceled.
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January 11, 2010
Worlds of Childhood
next week's lecture is CANCELLED --> chapter 3 is pushed over to January 25; little miss
sunshine is omitted from the course and is thus not on the exam
chapter 2: case study theoretical, philosophical ideas
└> how inequality and oppression is made and maintained through institutions
└> schools, jobs, etc.
oppression is an ongoing process
education system is broken emphasis is on knowledge as something that can be consumed
└> purchased in university
emphasis is always on "did you get the answer right" not "what process did you follow to get
└> structures in which we learn also have to change
└> process of learning needs to change its focus
since we privilege facts and concrete knowledge, we never ask questions about its validity
└> its either right or wrong
└> what does it actually mean?
** EXAMPLE: USING THESAURUS IN ESSAYS** using words we don't understand in order to
appear smarter, whether we know what it means or not
we need to avoid memorizing and regurgitating facts in order to actually find out what
something means ex. childhood and children; what do those terms mean?
there needs to be awareness
└> comes from asking questions such as why something is how it is
move away from memorizing and try to actually learn
** LECTURE HALLS ** one person with a mic, walking around and talking while everyone else
sits and listens to everything they say
capitalism and power capitalism hollows out objects to use them for buying and selling
└> removes its use value and makes it an exchange value
in hollowing you out, there is a denial of consciousness
└> no longer see you as active participants in the world around you
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