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Chinese Language. For anyone interested and willing to learn Chinese, this is a resource for you.

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Welcome to r/CriticalPedagogy

Critical pedagogy is a philosophy of education described by Henry Giroux as an "educational movement, guided by passion and principle, to help students develop consciousness of freedom, recognize authoritarian tendencies, and connect knowledge to power and the ability to take constructive action."

Based in Marxist theory (/r/CriticalTheory), critical pedagogy draws on radical democracy, anarchism, feminism (/r/FeministTheory) and other movements that strive for what they describe as social justice.

Critical pedagogue Ira Shor defines critical pedagogy as:

>>"Habits of thought, reading, writing, and speaking which go beneath surface meaning, first impressions, dominant myths, official pronouncements, traditional clichés, received wisdom, and mere opinions, to understand the deep meaning, root causes, social context, ideology, and personal consequences of any action, event, object, process, organization, experience, text, subject matter, policy, mass media, or discourse." (Empowering Education, 129)

Critical pedagogy includes relationships between teaching and learning. Its proponents claim that it is a continuous process of what they call "unlearning", "learning", and "relearning", "reflection", "evaluation", and the impact that these actions have on the students, in particular students whom they believe have been historically and continue to be disenfranchised by what they call "traditional schooling".

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Illuminating things we like listening to

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Sometimes it's good to listen to random stuff while working on other things. This is a collection of random and interesting things to listen to while otherwise engaged; maybe you're cleaning, doing DIY or on a jogging machine? want something to listen to? It's here.

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Poems, audiobooks, lectures, radio shows, dramas, classic tv episodes - anything that's nice to listen to and interesting is ideal for posting here.

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/r/LearnHowItWorks is a subreddit all about how things work & how they are made.

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Philosophy of Race

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The concept of race has historically signified the division of humanity into a small number of groups based upon five criteria: (1) Races reflect some type of biological foundation, be it Aristotelian essences or modern genes; (2) This biological foundation generates discrete racial groupings, such that all and only all members of one race share a set of biological characteristics that are not shared by members of other races; (3) This biological foundation is inherited from generation to generation, allowing observers to identify an individual’s race through her ancestry or genealogy; (4) Genealogical investigation should identify each race’s geographic origin, typically in Africa, Europe, Asia, or North and South America; and (5) This inherited racial biological foundation manifests itself primarily in physical phenotypes, such as skin color, eye shape, hair texture, and bone structure, and perhaps also behavioral phenotypes, such as intelligence or delinquency.

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Postcolonialism is an academic discipline that comprises methods of intellectual discourse that present analyses of, and responses to, the cultural legacies of colonialism and of imperialism, which draw from different post-modern schools of thought, such as critical theory.

To present the ideology and the praxis of (neo) colonialism, post-colonial critical theory draws from, illustrates, and explains with examples from the humanities — history, architecture, anthropology, the cinema, feminism, human geography, linguistics, Marxist theory, philosophy, political science, sociology, religion and theology, and post-colonial literature.

Key Concepts: Cultural Hegemony, Hybridity, Liminality, Mimicry, Orientalism, Otherness, Rhizome, Seriality, Spatial Justice, Subaltern



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Things which have been said.

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inspirational things which have been said already but are so awesome it's probably worth remembering them so you can say them again at some point.

put interesting and enlightening things people have said here, and read things others have put then at some relevant time when it'll add something meaningful to a conversation or siltation repeat said quote.

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