REIMAGINING EDUCATION FOR ALTERNATIVE FUTURES
Our aim is to reimagine education by helping students envision, design and create novel responses to social, economic and ecological challenges and to work towards alternative futures.
Bring together critique and creativity in teaching
Foster critical thinking skills and nurture critical hope
Teach students to deconstruct and reconstruct... differently.
The classroom remains the most radical space of possibility in the academy.
- bell hooks, Teaching to Transgress
The book explores the role of creative teaching in university programs that focus on understanding and addressing contemporary social, economic and ecological challenges. Since its publication it has received several strong reviews. I have given book talks at universities and other organizations in the UK, Europe, the US and Australia and am working with several institutions to design courses focusing on global challenges.
My hope is necessary but it is not enough. Alone, it does not win. But without it, my struggle will be weak and wobbly. We need critical hope the way a fish needs unpolluted water.
- PAOLO FREIRE, Pedagogy of Hope