The role of a democratic critical pedagogy in facilitating students’ transformative learning experiences: Implications for sustainability in higher education

Activity: Talk or presentation for an academic audienceInvited talk for an academic audience


This a paper presentation to the Curriculum Symposium 2022: Personalising the curriculum: Quality assurance in a world where one size doesn't fit all

In responding to the ongoing debates about education for sustainability, this paper presentation explores the unique role of a democratic critical pedagogy established by Friedrich Froebel (1782-1852) and Paulo Freire (1921-1997) in transforming students’ learning from focusing on short-term employability to motivating students to become sustainably engaged, responsible citizens and make positive contributions to the world we live in and live with (Tang and Corrado 2022). The presentation has important implications for HE pedagogy linking to sustainability in the 21st century.

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Period30 May 2022
Held atadvanced HE, United Kingdom
Degree of RecognitionNational


  • sustainability, a democratic critical pedagogy, tranformative learning experience, employability, responsible citizen, learner autonomy