Critical pedagogy, coursebooks and what is ‘normal’

06 May 2017
12:40 -13:20
Room 6

Critical pedagogy, coursebooks and what is ‘normal’

Covert syllabus, or hidden curriculum, is a term used by J.Hadfield to describe the values, behaviors, beliefs, and perspectives that are subtly expressed in classroom activities in course books. The aim of this talk is to identify what lies behind some common classroom activities and how teachers can adapt these activities in order to lead learners to critically question what is ‘normal’ inside and outside the classroom.