Popular education is at the crossroads between politics and pedagogy, and strongly relies on the democratic ideal of the Enlightenment, which considered public education as a main tool of individual and collective emancipation, and thus the necessary conditions of autonomy.
Popular education may be defined as an educational technique designed to raise the consciousness of its participants and allow them to become more aware of how an individual's personal experiences are connected to larger societal problems. Participants are empowered to act to effect change on the problems that affect them.
Popular Education and Cooperatives
Democratic education and cooperative development
- Main article: Democratic education in cooperative development
The ways that people learn almost always influences the ways that they work. Therefore, because cooperatives are democratically owned and operated organizations, it is crucial to teach and learn about co-ops and cooperation utilizing democratic education.
- Education in Cooperatives
- Democratic education in cooperative development
- Hand, Head, and Heart techniques in cooperative education
- Popular Education Toolkit
- Trapese, popular education collective
- Catalyst Centre
- International Conference on the History of Popular Education, Utrecht University, August 26-29, 2009
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