5 thoughts on “Critical Pedagogy

  1. 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.

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. I first started this book three years ago when I went back to school to be a teacher but demands on my time and course work prevented me from finishing. I decided I was going to start over this summer and have been slowly making my way through it since May. Not something I could read for longer than 45 minutes and even then there’s so much to digest that it just takes time.

    “Patience and courage “

    I underlined stuff so now that it sits on my shelf and I arrive to live the ideas I can look back but

Leave a Reply