Critical Education in Paulo Freire: Educational Action for Social Transformation


  • Paolo Vittoria Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II



Didactics, Generative word, Dialogue, Critical consciousness, Hegemony


The article starts from Paulo Freire literacy method and reflects particularly on the following issues: anthropological concept of culture; culture of silence; generative word. It reflects, therefore, on these elements of Paulo Freire's educational philosophy in connection with principles expressed by critical pedagogy. Starting from this reflection, we ask ourselves how to give life to a proposal of participatory didactics, generative of dialogue, critical conscience and social transformation.


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How to Cite

Vittoria, P. (2018). Critical Education in Paulo Freire: Educational Action for Social Transformation. Encyclopaideia, 22(51), 37–44.