Liberated Learning Environments
Teaching Artists need specific tools and teaching strategies as well as a foundation in intersectional anti-ableist approaches in order to work successfully in inclusion settings like ICT classrooms. Resources in this section focus on promising practices related to community building, co-generation, and anti-racist, inclusive practices built on shared power among students and facilitators in inclusion settings.
Liberated Learning Environments are environments free from restrictive and limiting barriers imposed by racist and ableist societal structures, and are collaborative and co-generative, intersectional settings guided by anti-racist, anti-abelist, stigma free, anti-colonial practices. Liberated Learning Environments are not static, they change and evolve to meet the ongoing needs of students and facilitators as a community.
This term is inspired by Paolo Friere’s work, which can be learned more about in Pedagogy of the Oppressed.