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Using Critical Pedagogies From Adult Education to Inspire and Challenge Higher Education Students

Kadi-Hanifi, Karima (2009) Using Critical Pedagogies From Adult Education to Inspire and Challenge Higher Education Students. Learning and Teaching : The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences (LATISS), 2 (1). pp. 80-103. ISSN 1755-2273

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This interdisciplinary paper is about applying Adult Education methods of learning and teaching to higher education. I argue that higher education students need to be stimulated via interactive methods that improve their motivation and lead them to question the value system/s that exist around them. A Freirean approach as used in the teaching of Adult Literacy and English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) was applied to a group of ‘elite’ students at the University of Birmingham who were taking a language foundation course. As a sociolinguist and ESOL practitioner from a black perspective, I argue that the understanding of concepts of language and racism, imperialism and social class can best be facilitated using such an approach. Taking groups of students through this learning journey is challenging for higher education
practitioners and the results add a relatively new dimension to the collective reflection on learning and teaching in higher education today.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Discrete Keywords: Adult Education, English for Speakers of Other Languages, Higher Education, imperialism, social class, sociolinguistics
Subjects: L Education > LC Special aspects of education
Divisions: College of Arts, Humanities and Education > School of Education
Depositing User: Karima Kadi-Hanifi
Date Deposited: 09 Feb 2012 12:09
Last Modified: 08 Jun 2021 09:24

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