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Critical Pedagogy: Notes from the Real World

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Wink (California State University) describes an approach to pedagogy that requires teachers to name experiences in the classroom, reflect critically on their origins and implications, and act in response.
Paperback, Third Edition, 195 pages
Published November 1st 2004 by Allyn & Bacon (first published 1996)
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Nov 19, 2008 J-Lynn rated it it was amazing
An excellent introduction to critical pedagogy. Wink has a relaxed writing style that makes the complex vocabulary and interactive strategies accessible. The best part of the book is the wealth of practical suggestions and curriculum ideas that are offered throughout.

Critical theory can be overwhelming and controversial, but in Wink's hands, it seems like a simple way to affect change in the classroom and empower the students.
Aug 07, 2013 Jordan rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Joan Wink explores critical pedagogy, a student-centered approach to teaching with emphases on collaboration and action. Students must read and identify problems and content, think critically about what they've discovered, and act on their knowledge. Thus, learning is not a transaction of knowledge between student and teacher, but a multifaceted process rooted in the real world. To explain this teaching and learning philosophy, Wink shies away from concrete definitions and linear structures, and ...more
Aug 23, 2014 Elizabeth rated it it was ok
I agree with Wink's educational politics- i.e., fluidity and flexibility in classroom methods and content, learning from the learner how they best interact with material, seeking from the students and their families what they need, seeing the classroom as a learning community and not a win or lose death match, hate for standardized testing, etc. I think I understand the ideological grounds that prevent her from spelling out learning theories, including the one that the book is based on, but her ...more
Jun 15, 2015 Kristen rated it liked it
Read for 9200: Critical Pedagogy ... pretty conversational tone, examples, charts, etc. Good intro into the world of C.P.
Nov 30, 2008 Sean rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: teachers for social justice
Joan Wink provides an opportunity for readers to “learn, relearn and unlearn” what critical pedagogy means and how to practice it. She facilitates the process by providing opportunities for the reader to participate in reflection and questioning, while illustrating the vocabulary and rhetoric of the field with examples from her own experience. Wink includes a clear introduction to the founding thinkers and the philosophical roots of critical pedagogy. The book is an inspirational call to engage ...more
Aug 24, 2009 Rebecca rated it liked it
A fantastic book for teachers and those who find themselves with the opportunity to teach. This book has been important in molding my view of the world and how it should be and what I can do to help guide my world in that direction.
Petter Nordal
Jan 03, 2015 Petter Nordal rated it really liked it
A very conversational primer on Critical Pedagogy, this book takes you through everything from the Frankfurt school's influence on Giroux to Alma Flor Ada's approaches to biliteracyu.
Mitzi Adkinson
Dec 07, 2010 Mitzi Adkinson rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A must-read for every educator. Probably one of the best books I have read about teaching.
Jessica Nelson
Aug 31, 2007 Jessica Nelson rated it it was amazing
Great book for teachers and she uses a lot of interesting examples from her life.
Aug 14, 2012 Rose rated it really liked it
This one is always good to go back to for reference.
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