CGE is inspired by Paulo Freire’s philosophy of popular education, as well as other critical, experiential, feminist, indigenous, and postcolonial pedagogies that foment transformation. The goal of all of our educational programs is the empowerment of the participants to work for personal and social transformation.
Our educational practice is rooted in the following principles:
Community: Diverse communities provide an effective context for learning. Our goal is to build communities of co-learners, as well as to engage directly with diverse communities around the world.
Content: Transformative education takes place when the content of the curriculum is made real through experience involving dialogue with a wide spectrum of people in society, which includes voices that are marginalized and alternative in academia and society at large.
Critical Analysis: Transformative education requires critical analysis of experiences.
Action: Transformative education encourages individuals to live as responsible global citizens.