Critical Pedagogy: Empowering Education and Societal Engagement


Mohini Simone (Editor)

Series: Education in a Competitive and Globalizing World
BISAC: EDU040000; EDU000000

In this book, the first chapter analysis the efficacy of ESD and its ability to save the planet. The second chapter investigates the potential challenges and opportunities associated with the implementation of critical pedagogy in Ghana’s higher education institutions, shedding light on how this approach can contribute to the development of critical thinkers, informed citizens, and change agents in Ghanaian society. The third explores how ChatGPT assists students in their writing process, students’ perceptions of its usage, and potential impacts on teachers’ practice. There is rapid growth of AI technology in education, highlighting the benefits and challenges of incorporating ChatGPT in language learning. The last chapter introduces service-learning as a feature for both domestic and global education programs. Service-learning offers an addition to the critical pedagogy literature by presenting a six-step framework to identify ways to design critical service-learning programs that offer collaboration, mutuality, and reciprocity among all participants.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) Is Not Fit for Purpose: Why Academia Will Not Save the Planet
¹Timothy Bedford
¹Independent Researcher, Oulu, Finland

Chapter 2. Transformative Pedagogy in Ghana’s Higher Education: Fostering Empowerment and Societal Engagement
¹Delali Amuzu, PhD, Ellen Abakah, PhD, and David Addae, EdD
¹Department of Adult Education and Human Resource Studies, University of Ghana, Accra, Ghana

Chapter 3. A Balancing Act? Opportunities of ChatGPT Usage along with Teacher Instruction in the English as a Second Language Writing Classroom
¹Alina Rebecca Chirciu and Judy Wren
¹Sultan Qaboos University, Al-Seeb, Oman

Chapter 4. Service-Learning Through a Critical Pedagogy Lens
¹Dyana P. Mason, PhD, and Kaushal Sapkota
¹School of Planning, Public Policy and Management University of Oregon, OR, USA

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