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On Sunday, the 14th of April, EUDEC Greece is holding an Open Forum on “Emancipatory Pedagogy” . This event is hosted at Serafio City of Athens (Pireos & Petrou Ralli) from 2:30 pm to 8:30 pm.
Our honorary guests are:
- Peter Gray, research professor of psychology, specialising in developmental and evolutionary psychology and education.
“What is Self-Directed Education?”
- Giorgos Moschos, former and first Child Ombudsman and Founder Member of the Article 12 Initiative (“InArt12”)
“Training and supporting children to participate in consultations and in collective decision making. Experiences and proposals.”
- Yaacov Hecht educator and worldwide pioneer of democratic education, learning theory and social change
“Democratic education as the missing piece in the complicated puzzle, which is the democratic state. What’s the case in Greece?” – videoconference.
“Emancipatory Pedagogy and Greek reality”
- Freinet Pedagogical Team “Skasiarhio” (Babis Baltas, primary school teacher)
“What have we achieved with the promotion of Freinet Pedagogy in Greece?”
- Derry Hannam a ‘bridge person’ bringing dialogue between the democratic education movement and state or public school systems around the world
“The role of the school principal in the ‘bottom-up’ scaling up of democratization from the classroom throughout a school “- videoconference
- Kalliroi Dinopoulou, School psychologist, psychotherapist “Child, Education, a field of love”
- The “Rainbow School” (Petros Sapountzakis)
EUDEC Greece supports initiatives and people who are working to improve the existing educational model and / or create new ones, and help networking between them.
We aim to include ventures and individuals working on reform in education on the basis of the principles of Democratic Education as they are defined internationally.
That is, education based on two fundamental principles:
- the equality, co-responsibility and cooperation of teachers and pupils as to how the school works
- the right of students to freely choose the content, the way and the pace of their learning
Our vision is a harmonious coexistence between people of all ages, beyond cultural, economic, academic, geographic, social, and physical dividing lines.
EUDEC Greece’s central objective is “change from within” in public education.
Our approach does not exclude private and self-managed education and we believe in the value of synergy and coordination between them wherever possible.
We look for ways to avoid the ideology of “opposing camps” and move towards a holistic approach to the problems affecting minors in our country.
We believe that fertile dialogue, creative disagreement and harmonious “polyphony” can be sources of solutions and ideas “outside the box”.
An open forum will encourage dialogue between participants. In addition to our guests’ presentations, we will have time for open discussions and experiential explorations.
We will also explore possible cooperations beyond ideological differences towards the practical and direct evolution of the Greek education system towards emancipatory pedagogy.
This Forum is open to everyone.
It will be our great pleasure to welcome students of all ages, teachers, educators, researchers, parents, projects and anyone driven by trust in the growing person.
It is part of a series of events in a coordinated international effort to reform education in Greece.
The project is called “Free to Learn – International cooperation for democratic and self directed education in Greece”.
It involves cooperation and coordination between experts in the field of educational reform from around the world, the interconnection of projects within and beyond Greece, workshops, conferences, exchanges and training.
Through this Open Forum, we want participants to deeply and experientially understand what kind of education thrives within a democratic and self-directed framework and the goals of this international cooperation.
We hope this meeting is the beginning of more encounters where ideas and opinions that usually remain on opposite sides can meet.
We hope for discussion circles with people of all ages representing opinions that we have not yet seen bouncing off each other into new directions of thought.
Register your participation here
(Limited seat availability)