2-11-2019 Popular Education Principles and Practices

First Literacy Workshop Registration

Popular Education Principles and Practices

Monday, February 11, 2019 (Single Session)
1:00 – 4:00 PM (snacks and networking at 12:30 PM) 

First Literacy
160 Boylston Street, 2nd Floor, Boston

(Across from Boston Common)

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION:
According to Sandra Kerka (1997), "Popular Education is a form of adult education that encourages learners to examine their lives critically and take action to change social conditions." In this workshop, we’ll take a look at the theory and practice of Popular Education and consider its relevance to adult education today. The workshop will enable participants to experience the approach, share examples from our classes, discuss the opportunities and constraints within the current context, and think through some concrete applications going forward.

PRESENTERS:
Andy Nash is Director of New England Literacy Resource Center and a Professional Developer at World Education. She started her career in adult education doing Popular Education and has developed workshops and curricula based on its principles.

Tim Groves is a retired educator and continuing volunteer ESOL teacher at The Welcome Project in Somerville, MA.  He has been shaped by learning experiences in his work and in community and international relationships in ways that Popular Education principles seem to inform.  

We look forward to seeing you then!

This workshop is free to staff of all Massachusetts non-profit ABE and ESOL programs.

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