At ACT 2 CAM, we practise Liberatory Education, a holistic and transformative approach to learning. We prioritise critical thinking, social justice, and empowerment. We aim to challenge and dismantle oppressive systems while nurturing individuals who are capable of driving positive social change. Here’s a few central concepts:
We teach young people to develop critical thinking skills that enable them to question and challenge existing power structures, systems of oppression, and social inequalities.
We aim to empower Individuals and communities, particularly those who have been historically marginalised or oppressed. Our students gain the tools and knowledge to advocate for themselves and others.
We address issues of inequality, discrimination, and injustice. We want our students to cultivate empathy, solidarity, and activism.
Inclusivity and Diversity:
Our learning environments are designed to be Inclusive and diverse; we encourage participants to value and respect people from various backgrounds, and to challenge the notion of a single, dominant culture or perspective.
Most importantly, we adopt a student-centred approach, where learners have agency and autonomy in their education. We recognise that students bring their own experiences and knowledge to the learning process.
Dialogue and Collaboration:
Critical dialogue and collaboration are central to our programme. We encourage open and respectful discussions, where learners can express their viewpoints and engage in meaningful conversations about social issues.
Action and Praxis:
What we do goes beyond theoretical learning. We emphasise the importance of putting knowledge into action, through drama, art and film. Through a range of practical activities, we encourage our students to engage in and activism and to create positive social change.
Our curriculum and teaching methods adapted to be culturally relevant to our students. We acknowledge, respect and celebrate cultural diversity.
Individuals hold multiple social identities, such as race, gender, class, and sexuality. We recognise that these identities intersect and impact a person’s experiences and opportunities. Much of our work explores the inter-relational nature of social existence.
Our goal is to transform both individuals and society. We aim to create a more just and equitable world by fostering critical thinking, empathy, and a commitment to social change.
Both teachers and students engage in ongoing self-reflection to examine their own biases and assumptions. We consider self-awareness as essential for personal growth and social transformation, and we work hard to encourage awareness of self and other.
Liberatory Education often extends beyond the classroom and involves the local and global community. We encourage learners to be active participants in their communities and to work collaboratively for positive change.