Research - Generating knowledge from research and using this knowledge
(not outside knowledge) to take action, reflect, plan and observe.
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.
- Celebration of differences.
- The ability to think and act critically.
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.
- 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.