• What Is Horizontal Pedagogy? A Discussion on Dandelions

    Author(s):
    David Backer (see profile)
    Date:
    2019
    Group(s):
    Education and Pedagogy
    Subject(s):
    Education, Social movements
    Item Type:
    Book chapter
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/xdnc-9y20
    Abstract:
    Horizontal pedagogy is an approach to learning with roots in the work of many activists, scholars, and educators through their various encounters within teaching and learning (Freire, 1972/2000, Guattari 2005).1 This chapter presents horizontal pedagogy as a prefigurative educational experiment that emerged from the Occupy University in New York City’s General Assembly. This experiment drew together several traditions of facilitation practice in order to work against neoliberal-capitalist relations of production, but also to learn what other kinds of relations of knowledge production might be possible. The following chapter offers one description of the pedagogy’s history and practice during 2011–2012. The chapter first outlines the emergence of the horizontal pedagogy (HP) group in the Occupy Wall Street movement (OWS), followed by an annotated dialogue from a horizontal pedagogy session which occurred in 2014. Through this history and dialogue, the chapter addresses the question: What is Horizontal Pedagogy?
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