Steve Wright on Autonomist Marxism, Social Movements and Popular Education

29-07-2009 by Dr Gurnam Singh

In this podcast Steve Cowden interviews Dr Steve Wright, the Australian Marxist academic about his work on Italian workerist theory and the social movements. Fitting into the broader tradition of ‘Autonomist Marxism’ associated with the work of writers such as Antonio Negri, Sergio Bologna and Mario Tronti, Steve discusses the relationship between the Italian Social Centre movement and the traditions associated with critical pedagogy and popular education emerging from South America.

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Joyce Canaan on the Neoliberal University, Critical Pedagogy and Popular Education - Part 1

29-07-2009 by Dr Gurnam Singh

In conversation with Gurnam Singh, in this first of two podcasts, Dr Joyce Canaan, Reader in Sociology at Birmingham City University and Co-ordinator for Sociology at the Centre for Sociology, Anthropology and Politics (CSAP)at Birmingham University in the UK, offers a compelling analysis of the impact of neoliberalism on university life. This is prefaced with personal reflections on her own intellectual and professional journey and how she became committed to critical pedagogy and popular education.

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Joyce Cannan on the Neoliberal University, Critical Pedagogy and Popular Education - Part 2

29-07-2009 by Dr Gurnam Singh

In this second in a series of two interviews, following on from her critique of the ‘neoliberal university’, Dr Joyce Canaan outlines some of the political and pedagogical strategies she has developed within her work as a academic activist. Moreover, as a founding member of the Critical Pedagogy and Popular Education Network based at CSAP, Joyce discusses some of the various activities she has supported and participated in; most notably, the links she has developed with Venezuelan popular educators. Last, in reflecting on her own teaching practices, Joyce ends by offering a series of suggestions as to how university academics can inculcate the principles and methods associated with critical pedagogy and popular education into their own teaching practices.

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Philip Chambers on Critical Reflection and Critical Pedagogy.

02-07-2009 by Dr Gurnam Singh

In this podcast Dr Phil Chambers, in conversation with Dr Graham Steventon, explores the importance of reflection in enabling critical thinking. In particular the discussion identifies the relationship between some of the principles of critical pedagogy and critical reflection, of the importance of locating self in the learning process, of voice, dialogue, respect and creativity.

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Michael Wlliams on Indigenous Pedagogy

01-07-2009 by Dr Gurnam Singh

In this podcast Michael Williams who is the director of the Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit at the University of Queensland in 1984. Its objective is to become a centre of excellence and expert opinion on teaching, research and consultation in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and to maintain a committed system of personal and academic support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students studying at the University of Queensland. Michael discusses some the pedagogical strategies that he has developed to address the silencing that takes plase in traditional teaching and learning.

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