Whither critical pedagogy in the neo-liberal university today? Two UK practitioners’ reflections on constraints and possibilities

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    This paper, based on the reflections of two academic social scientists, offers a starting point for dialogue about the importance of critical pedagogy within the university today, and about the potentially transformative possibilities of higher education more generally. We first explain how the current context of HE, framed through neoliberal restructuring, is reshaping opportunities for alternative forms of education and knowledge production to emerge. We then consider how insights from both critical pedagogy and popular education inform our work in this climate.

    Type: Journal article
    Authors
    • Joyce Canaan
    • Sarah Amsler