6th International Conference of the Popular Education Network

  • Cassie Earl (Keynote/plenary speaker)

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference


Making hope possible': creating a ‘loop of learning’ from the streets to the academy and back The paper would take as its point of departure for discussion my research involving creating a trajectory of democratic, critical education from social movements, in my case Occupy London, through a variety of cooperative and community based initiatives and into the university – and of course, back again – creating a ‘loop of learning’ from each other. As my work involved using a bricolage methodology, discussion would also include thinking about ways to use research as a tool to create more solidarity cycles for popular education. Radicalising research is necessary in order to develop alliances and strategic collaborations, ensure that education remained a political site of slippage, both in‐ and outside the academy and create publicly useful research. To create a subversive, reinvigorated, and radicalised critical pedagogy we must begin to think about more innovative and creative ways to engage activists and communities with our research. This would allow the destabilisation of neoliberal agendas and create the possibilities and capacities for people to become effective change agents and move from the notion of the public intellectual toward an intellectual public.
Period25 Apr 2013
Event typeConference
LocationValletta, MaltaShow on map


  • Occupy
  • Popular Education
  • Higher Education
  • Co-operative Education
  • Critical Pedagogy