Critical Theory

   
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Behaviorism

 

Terms

Action Research - Generating knowledge from research and using this knowledge (not outside knowledge) to take action, reflect, plan and observe.

Critical Pedagogy - Applying critical theory to education to reveal that schools are political and cultural enterprises. Also indicates that education should be used to enhance one's self and social empowerment rather than to master technical skills for the workplace.

Democracy - Celebration of differences.

Empowerment - The ability to think and act critically.

Immanent Critique - Critical method which forces one to see their existing views to their systematic conclusion, bringing them face-to-face with their incompleteness and contradictions.

Rationalization - Normative, value-vested contexts are transferred to rational yes/no positions. As rationalization increases, societies become more complex, and mechanisms (money, power, mass media) are developed to ensure there is a mutual understanding.



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