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This extensive Handbook brings together different aspects of critical pedagogy with the aim of opening up a clear international conversation on the subject, as well as pushing the boundaries of current understanding by extending the notion of a pedagogy to multiple pedagogies and perspectives. Bringing together a group of contributing authors from around the globe, the chapters will provide a unique approach and insight to the discipline by crossing a range of disciplines and articulating both philosophical and social common themes. The chapters will be organised across three volumes and twelve core thematic sections: Section 1: Reading Paulo Freire; Section 2: Social Theories; Section 3: Key Figures in Critical Pedagogy; Section 4: Global Perspectives; Section 5: Indigenous Ways of Knowing; Section 6: Education and Praxis; Section 7: Teaching and Learning; Section 8: Communities and Activism; Section 9: Communication and Media; Section 10: Arts and Aesthetics; Section 11: Critical Youth Studies; and Section 12: Science, Ecology and Wellbeing. The SAGE Handbook of Critical Pedagogies is an essential benchmark publication for advanced students, researchers and practitioners across a wide range of disciplines including education, health, sociology, anthropology and development studies.

Arts and Aesthetics
Arts and aesthetics

What is the nature of the relationship when the arts and aesthetics and critical pedagogy intersect? What comes into view as a result? What tools are gained towards social justice work? These are questions well situated in this section, where aesthetics, visual literacy, visual culture, inquiry and their influences/place in contemporary education, specifically critical pedagogy, are discussed. Aesthetics is a philosophy that helps decode what may be perceptible through our senses, the arts are the cultural artifacts/productions and critical pedagogy is the terrain for interrogation/decentering/(un)learning. The context/time in which this occurs allows for witnessing this interchange and for increased social engagement and analysis of power.

Figure S10.1 The interplay between art, aesthetics and critical pedagogy

This relationship allows for deeper ...

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