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Raoul Martinez on writing this year's essential text for thinking radicals. ‘If our choices are produced by a brain we didn’t choose, I don’t think it makes sense to say we are truly responsible for our actions,” says Raoul Martinez, pausing to sip from his glass of stout.

Raoul Martinez on writing this year's essential text for thinking radicals

I eye him over my cappuccino. If I spilled his pint now, would I deserve punishment for this action, in the form of a punch on the nose from the 33-year-old author of this season’s must-have text for thinking radicals? Apparently not. “If that is true,” resumes Martinez, “then the moment we blame or say certain actions deserve punishment seems to be incoherent.” This may seem the stuff of a million undergraduate philosophy essays on the free will versus determinism puzzle. What makes his arguments unusual is that they lead to some chastening conclusions. The book comes at a timely moment.

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Building intentional networks that drive impact (part 1) These days everyone is familiar with some type of network – whether that's their professional network on LinkedIn, their social network on Facebook, or the informal web of relationships within your local community.

Building intentional networks that drive impact (part 1)

But there's a distinct difference between a network as a structure of relationships and a network as a tool for driving change. The latter is what we'll focus on today (and how visualization can help you along that journey). The term we use to describe networks of this type is intentional networks. BuildingNetworks. Leverage Points: Places to Intervene in a System - The Donella Meadows Institute. By Donella Meadows~ Folks who do systems analysis have a great belief in “leverage points.”

Leverage Points: Places to Intervene in a System - The Donella Meadows Institute

These are places within a complex system (a corporation, an economy, a living body, a city, an ecosystem) where a small shift in one thing can produce big changes in everything. This idea is not unique to systems analysis — it’s embedded in legend. The silver bullet, the trimtab, the miracle cure, the secret passage, the magic password, the single hero who turns the tide of history. The nearly effortless way to cut through or leap over huge obstacles. The systems analysis community has a lot of lore about leverage points.

The Barefoot Guide Connection - Home. Reflect Mother Manual - 2012. Henry Giroux. Henry Giroux (born September 18, 1943), is an American and Canadian scholar and cultural critic.

Henry Giroux

One of the founding theorists of critical pedagogy in the United States, he is best known for his pioneering work in public pedagogy, cultural studies, youth studies, higher education, media studies, and critical theory. In 2002 Routledge named Giroux as one of the top fifty educational thinkers of the modern period.[1] A high-school social studies teacher in Barrington, Rhode Island, for six years,[2] Giroux has held positions at Boston University, Miami University, and Penn State University. In 2005, Giroux began serving as the Global TV Network Chair in English and Cultural Studies at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario.[3][4] He has published more than 50 books and more than 300 academic articles, and is published widely throughout education and cultural studies literature.[5] Life and career[edit] He currently lives there with his wife, Susan Searls Giroux. Theory[edit] See also[edit] Critical pedagogy: schools must equip students to challenge the status quo.

The pedagogy popularised by E.D.Hirsch, and recently promoted by the likes of Civitas, reduces teaching into nothing more than a bleak transmission model of learning.

Critical pedagogy: schools must equip students to challenge the status quo

Hirsch's theory focuses on what he calls "cultural literacy". He argues that all students need a "core knowledge" so they can develop into better citizens. In one of his books, he lists various facts, phrases and historical events that he believes all young Americans should be aware of, including the Founding Fathers and Adirondack Mountains. It's Hirsch's belief that if children aren't taught such cultural literacy at home, responsibility for it should lie with schools.

The Educational Theory of Paulo Freire. ©2001 NewFoundations Paulo Freire's Educational Theory RETURN edited 5/1/14 1.

The Educational Theory of Paulo Freire

Theory of Value: What knowledge and skills are worthwhile learning? What are the goals of education? Paulo Freire. Paulo Reglus Neves Freire, Ph.D (/ˈfrɛəri/, Portuguese: [ˈpawlu ˈfɾeiɾi]; September 19, 1921 – May 2, 1997) was a Brazilian educator and philosopher who was a leading advocate of critical pedagogy.

Paulo Freire

He is best known for his influential work, Pedagogy of the Oppressed, which is considered one of the foundational texts of the critical pedagogy movement.[1][2][3] Biography[edit] Augusto Boal. Augusto Boal (16 March 1931 - 2 May 2009) was a Brazilian theatre director, writer and politician.

Augusto Boal

He was the founder of Theatre of the Oppressed, a theatrical form originally used in radical popular education movements. Boal served one term as a Vereador (the Brazilian equivalent of a city councillor) in Rio de Janeiro from 1993 to 1997, where he developed legislative theatre.[1] Biography[edit] Early life[edit] Augusto Boal studied at Columbia University in New York with the critic John Gassner. Work at the Arena Theatre of São Paulo[edit] Bookchin: living legacy of an American revolutionary. An interview with Debbie Bookchin on her father’s contributions to revolutionary theory and the adoption of his ideas by the Kurdish liberation movement.

Bookchin: living legacy of an American revolutionary

The 'Simply' Suite of Legal and Governance resources. Goldman Collected Works. The Anarchist Library. Inicio. Eco Dharma. Institute for Social Ecology Harbinger, a social ecology journal (2001-2002) Archives - Institute for Social Ecology. Planning_with_poped.pdf. Tree_of_knowledge.pdf. TRAPESE - Popular Education Collective. Blatant Incitement Project - BLINC. Essential Reading. TRAPESE - Popular Education Collective. Ethical Property Foundation - Home.

Housing co-ops

Link with mental wellbeing. Barefoot_guide_to_organisations_whole_book.pdf. Index to Group Activities, Games, Exercises & Initiatives. Training for Change. Seeds for Change - training and support for campaigners. "Tell me, and I will forget.

Seeds for Change - training and support for campaigners.

Show me, and I may remember. Involve me, and I will understand. " Confucius 450 BC Running a workshop is a great way to share your skills or to help people learn from each other. Doing this means that no-one has to reinvent the wheel and it empowers people to do things they want to do. Setupaworkerscoop-lowres.pdf. Radical Routes - Radical Routes - A network of Housing Co-ops, Workers Co-ops and Social Centres. Participatory Methods. This research report presents the findings of case study research with youth in six locations in Zimbabwe, carried out within the Power, Violence, Citizenship and Agency (PVCA) programme. It shows how young people experience growing up as citizens in a country known for its repressive regime, and highlights the differences for young men and young women. Young people consider political violence as one of many forms of violence and other challenges they face in life.

Election periods bring increased risk, when youth feel targeted.