Week 3.1


This week we will begin taking a deeper look at Paulo Freire and his thinking in “Oppressors and the Oppressed” as well as “The Banking Concept of Education”

Important note: if you want an A in this class you will write a one page response to the “Questions for a second reading” section at the end of the Freire chapter. I want you to answer the first question. It will be due 5/18

Pedagogy of the Oppressed, an overview

Transformation pedagogy

Key Terms and Vocabulary in Freire


A deep overview of the chapter “Banking concept of education”


Here is an excellent series of lectures on the topic that we WILL NOT BE DOING in class, so feel free to watch them on your own if you’d like.


We will also begin talking about journaling and graded bibliography


Here are two excellent resources on Journaling



How can increased literacy positively impact the lives of children raised by isis? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jzCAPJDAnQA


ENG 20 In this first week we be asking the question, “What do we know as human beings?” and looking at how literature and philosophy can answer that question. Each half of the class will be connected through a short story, some poems or quotes, as well as philosophical essays and short ted talks. ***Presearch Plato : Theaetetus Knowledge as Justified True Belief”. I will post links for further information next week

Understanding Empiricism https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7bwoVEYEdok

Here is the presentation on Araby


Here is a very important presentation that we will refer to many times about the basic terms and key words used in literature


Here is a video and question series that tells us how fictionaly writing can (and does) change reality)


 You will also be required to read the short story, “Araby” by James Joyce so we can discuss it next week.

Here is an audio version of the text for those who like to listen https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AmSkH4v3QCg

In Class Activity: Tell the story of this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-CnRm9nSfH4

A short film of the story to help in understanding, but be careful because the setting is different and the story is simplified. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G75wf0aq2_Q

Finally, A message from J.K. Rowling, Author of the Harry Potter series http://ed.ted.com/lessons/j-k-rowling-speaks-at-harvard-commencement#review

Helpful sites

http://www.sparknotes.com/lit/dubliners/summary.html  (Summary of stories as well as key points, themes, and quizzes)

http://www.librivox.org (Audioand text version of Araby for free, as well as many other stories.

 http://www.60secondrecap.com/ (A website full of videos with subtitles that explain the plot and meaning of many different famous stories)


Please subscribe to this youtube channel and and watch this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vo4pMVb0R6M

We will be exploring the concept of ‘theories’ this week. We will also continue examining a question similar to the ones we are wrestling with in out literature class: what is true knowledge? How can we be certain that an idea or theory is true?

Here is a presentation on theories themselves and nature vs nurture


Rupert Sheldrake https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ra7J1CX-GzQ

Below you will find a highly rated presentation on psychoanalytic theory that was not created by me. Please spend some re-viewing it outside of class so you can try to understand it deeply.


I’ve also prepared a comic on Freud to be read as a supplement to our class.
* it is optional

Here is our resource for understanding Freud more clearly




***HOME RESEARCH* READ THE PINK SHEET, AND EXCERPT FROM “PSYCHOLOGY 101” so you are prepared for the lecture on Freud later this week.



IMG_2406.PNGNature vs nurturehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J9731MLLs_E


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