Centre for Development Studies

Social Movements and autonomous education: new pedagogical experiences

March 2015 - September 2016

Principle Investigator: Ana Dinerstein

Funding Body: British Academy

Research Team: Dr Paolo Vittoria

Partners: University of Rio de Janeiro

Department of Social & Policy Sciences Themes

Work, welfare & poverty

Governance & Policy Design

Overview of the Project

This research will explore autonomous pedagogical experiments by social movements in the Global North and in the Global South.

By using a participatory action research methodology, the research will bring together the innovative critical pedagogies and practices of the Landless Rural Workers Movement (MST) Brazil and the Social Science Centre (SSC) at Lincoln University, UK. The study will engage with scholarship that considers how new pedagogical practices by grassroots movements and cooperative endeavours are contributing to an innovation in education with wider social, political and economic implications for society. The research will produce theoretical and empirical knowledge about common trends shared by these different experiences and design a theoretical framework to understand them in global-context.

The partnership will build upon the applicants' knowledge in the fields of social movements and alternative education and will advance long-term research collaboration between them and their institutions, within wider research networks in Brazil and the UK.

Intended outputs/impacts

We intend to produce two articles in specialised peer reviewed journals

It is hoped that the project will result in a large grant proposal, ‘Experiments of autonomous education: A comparative study between Latin America and Europe’.

For more information about this project please contact:

Name: Dr Ana Cecilia Dinerstein
Title: Senior Lecturer
Department: Dept of Social and Policy Sciences
Location: 3 East 3.30
E-mail: sssacd@bath.ac.uk
Phone: work+44 (0) 1225 386958