The Details

Who: Teachers from across the region (and beyond) are welcome.

What: Read and discuss Literacy: Reading the Word and the World by Paulo Freire and Donaldo Macedo. Discuss the meaning of “critical literacy” in the context our actual schools and classrooms. What do we mean by literacy and how does this connection to both the written and spoken word? How can we, as teachers, deepen student learning as readers and critical thinkers? What barriers to literacy must we help our students to overcome?

Where: Meetings are via Zoom. The Zoom link will be emailed to participants.

When: Starts Tuesday October 5, 2021, then continues every other Tuesday for a total of six sessions, from 7:30-8:30 PM for each session (it is okay if you join later in the series or if you miss sessions).

PDF: Download the flier (PDF) here.


About the Book

Freire and Macedo analyse the connection between literacy and politics according to whether it produces existing social relations, or introduces a new set of cultural practices that promote democratic and emancipatory change.