April 2, 2007
What is critical pedagogy & how is it developed? How can critical pedagogy be incorporated in the classroom? Please join us for an informal talk followed by a Q&A with Professor Peter McLaren on the practical nature of developing a critical pedagogy in the classroom (i.e. what does critical pedagogy mean, and what practices and strategies can be incorporated by instructors in both developing courses and in practice in the classroom?). Peter McLaren is Professor in the Division of Urban Schooling, the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies, UCLA. He is the author and editor of over forty books.
An award-winning author, McLaren's writings have been translated into twenty languages. Recently, the Peter McLaren Chair was created at the Bolivarian University of Venezuela and two foundations have been created in Professor McLaren's name: La Fundacion McLaren de Pedagogia Critica in Mexico and PLM Worldwide, in Toronto, Canada. Professor McLaren is the subject of two scholarly books: Teaching Peter McLaren: Paths of Dissent, edited by Marc Pruyn and Luis Huerta Charles (Peter Lang Publications, 2005) and Peter McLaren and the Pedagogy of Liberation: The Educator as Revolutionary (Hampton Press, in press).