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REIMAGINING EDUCATION FOR ALTERNATIVE FUTURES

Creative
Universities

 

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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.

Creative
Universities

Bring together critique and creativity in teaching

Foster critical thinking skills and nurture critical hope

Teach students to deconstruct and reconstruct... differently. 

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Drawing by Raquel Durán

The classroom remains the most radical space of possibility in the academy.

- bell hooks, Teaching to Transgress

 
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The book explores the role of creative teaching in university programs that focus on understanding and addressing contemporary social, economic and ecological challenges. It proposes a critical-creative pedagogy that incorporates whole-person learning, design and arts methods, praxis and critical hope.

 

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

Teaching Resources

In this section I share teaching materials related to the activities described in the book. I hope you will experiment with them in your own classrooms.

 

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To be truly radical is to make hope possible rather than despair convincing. 

- RAYMOND WILLIAMS

 

Contact:

Anke Schwittay

School of Global Studies

University of Sussex

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