Acts of Knowing: Critical Pedagogy in, Against and Beyond by Stephen Cowden,Gurnam Singh

By Stephen Cowden,Gurnam Singh

This provocative book's start line is a deep and profound hindrance in regards to the commodification of information in the modern university.

Acts of Knowing goals to supply readers with a way of figuring out the problems from the viewpoint of serious Pedagogy; an instructional philosophy which believes that 'knowing' needs to be free of the limitations of the monetary and managerialist logics which dominate the modern college. severe Pedagogy is necessary for 3 key purposes: it conceptualises pedagogy as a strategy of engagement among the trainer and taught; secondly that that engagement relies on an underlying humanistic view approximately human worthy and price; and thirdly that the 'knowing' that may pop out of this engagement should be understood basically as alternate among humans, instead of a monetary exchange.

Cowden and Singh argue that the perception of schooling as easily a method for securing monetary returns for the person and for the society's positioning in a world market, represents a essentially impoverished belief of schooling, which impoverishes not only participants, yet society as a whole.

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