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Basic Principles of Critical Pedagogy

  title={Basic Principles of Critical Pedagogy},
  author={Mohammad Aliakbari and Elham Faraji and Ilam University-Iran},
This article is intended to give some context to the discussion of critical pedagogy (CP) as one of the post method approaches to language teaching. It adopts the Frankfurt school principles as its main source in search for a more just society. It relates the school context to the social context in which it is embedded. It stresses empowering learners to think and act critically with the aim of transforming their life conditions. Although this approach has recently gained momentum, few studies… Expand
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