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History as Radical Pedagogy

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History is one subject that has increasingly become vulnerable to different misinterpretations and arbitrary historical assertions. These assertions have been processed through pedagogical means that are available even for distorting history for achieving a reactionary mobilisation of certain sections of society. The question that one needs to raise here is: Can we rescue pedagogy from the abuse and misuse of history? Let us try and offer an affirmative answer.

Radical pedagogy is all about creating a new modern subject through the process of persuasion. Put differently, history does not hand down the modern subject to society and polity; it needs to be aided by pedagogy. Pedagogical practices, happening across time and space, can help the subject arrive at new and alterative perspectives. This arrival, again, is not automatic; in fact, it is propelled by radical pedagogy that serves as a means to create a new subject through democratic persuasion rather than authoritarian imposition of any reactionary ideology.

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Published On : 20th Jan, 2024

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