Education is about the practice of freedom

Feminist Pedagogy

Referring to feminist movement tradition that addressed the need for social change through formal and informal educational strategies for empowering the self and building community, in 2017 as a team we decided to include Feminist Pedagogy’s approach in our work.

Artwork created by our Anne Merlin.

bell hooks on education

One of the iconic books is Teaching to Transgress: Education as the Practice of Freedom by bell hooks. In her text she proposes an engaged pedagogy to counteract the overwhelming boredom, disinterest, and apathy that so often characterizes the way people feel about the teaching and learning experience. For hooks, teaching is a performative act that offers the space for change, invention, spontaneous shifts and learning is a place where paradise can be created.

Artwork by Angelica Becerra.

Education as a practice of freedom

This is a way of teaching that anyone can learn. Teaching students to ‘transgress’ against racial, sexual and class boundaries in order to achieve the gift of freedom — that for hook is teacher’s most important goal. Educators must be actively involved and committed to the process of self actualization that promotes their own well-being if they are to teach in a manner that empowers students. Educators must be aware of themselves as practitioners and as human beings if they wish to teach students in a non-threatening, anti-discriminatory way.

Photo by our Ål Nik.

About Nomadways

We craft international workshops for artists, educators and youth workers. Together we create pedagogical artwork, share and invent practical solutions to social problems.



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