This is a warning: I may go off on one in the next few days.
Working in education, I can see significant changes in the political climate already. This government have been nothing if not like shit off a shovel for driving through their failing capitalist agenda.
So, I am waiting to see what happens with the vote on university fees later today with interest. I am also warming my hands on the glow of students protesting this afternoon. University fees is not even the half of it.
I’ll be starting my rant from about here:
“Education either functions as an instrument which is used to facilitate integration of the younger generation into the logic of the present system and bring about conformity or it becomes the practice of freedom, the means by which men and women deal critically and creatively with reality and discover how to participate in the transformation of their world.”
— Paulo Freire (Pedagogy of the Oppressed)
I have been observed in my teaching practice and the conclusion was that I am following the humanist model. That’s interesting, I said, because I have never heard of it.
My saying that, and being prepared to admit I am happy to keep on learning and relinquish the authority that you do whilst you toil in your state of deep ignorance, only proves the humanist point.
The only downside is that my deep-rooted papryophobia, which only just noses out my fear of grids and boxes, is still affecting my overall grade because I just don’t fill in the forms properly. I could of course live my life a little less and fill out the forms a bit more, but it’s not a trade I feel like making just now.
The photograph uploading wire is still lost, but my sister is in a synchronised tangle so I don’t feel too bad.