"That would give us power..." Proposals for Teaching Radical Participation from a Society in Transition

Edda Sant
In this article I explore how a group of Spanish students (aged 11–19) and some of their teachers understand 'radical participation' teaching and learning within the social studies class. I analyse, from an in-depth and critical approach using open questionnaires (n=131), interviews (n=7), and focus groups (n=4), the ways in which they interpret 'radical participation' and how they propose 'radical participation' be taught. The results suggest that 'radical participation' can be taught by: (a)
more » ... econstructing the concepts of power, participation, and politics; (b) empowering the students with the communication and critical thinking skills they require to participate; (c) establishing clearer links between schools and society and engaging students with current social movements.
doi:10.14288/ce.v6i6.184842 fatcat:zgmmxnf7fzgzjmkd3mttll4gxm