Should Youth Discipleship be regarded as performative pedagogical practice?

One of the dangers, writes Giroux, of modern educational practice set within a global economy that has economic growth as its driving force is that it has involves even more so a ‘narrow pedagogy, memorization, high stakes testing and helping students to find a good fit within a market -orientated culture of commodification, standardization and conformity’ Giroux wasnt writing this that long ago. As a … Continue reading Should Youth Discipleship be regarded as performative pedagogical practice?

Should a youthworker ever fit? 

I wonder whether as youthworkers we have to take more seriously the realisation that our place is to not fit. To embrace the uncomfortability of not fitting and discover ways of being and helping learning flourishing in the non fitting spaces.  It’s often said that a pioneer is someone who doesn’t fit. And that might be true. But being a pioneer is also a contextual … Continue reading Should a youthworker ever fit?