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.
- October 5, 2021 @ 7:30
- October 19, 2021 @ 7:30
- November 2, 2021 @ 7:30
- November 16, 2021 @ 7:30
- November 30, 2021 @ 7:30
- December 14, 2021 @ 7:30
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org for the Zoom information and links.
- Order the book in advance of the first session. You can order from any bookseller. (Before ordering, check with the facilitator, Tom Kertes, about how to access PDFs of the relevant excerpts of the book.)
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.