Critical Pedagogy


"Herbert Marcuse taught me that it was possible to be

an academic and an activist, a scholar and a revolutionary."

—Angela Y. Davis


Course Syllabi and Educational Materials

For Use in Our Teaching

Teaching Praxis

Purposes / Principles / Practices / Experiences / Critical Reflections

An Invitation to Share

Teaching Materials and Critical Ideas

This section of the website presents a wide range of materials submitted by teachers, scholars, artists, organizers, and others who are teaching and learning in the critical and radical traditions of which Herbert Marcuse and Angela Davis are such an important part. Please accept this invitation to inspire and teach and learn from each other as colleagues, comrades, and friends: share your own work here, enabling us to join together to explore, encourage, and extend the long legacy of teaching for freedom and liberation.

We welcome a wide variety of contributions, including the following:

  • course syllabi from any relevant subject area

  • notes on experiences with particular handouts, props, framing questions, teaching strategies

  • ways of creating community through teaching

  • educational materials for relevant courses, reading groups, workshops, or other community activities and cultural projects

  • recommendations and reviews of books, films, videos, and other sources relevant to critical pedagogy

  • notes, stories, memoirs, and critical reflections on educational theory and practice

Contributions may be presented in any language.

As Prof. Charles Reitz said when he submitted two syllabi from recent courses (see above):

"Neither course is on Herbert Marcuse as such,

but both invoked his critical theoretical perspectives as I have adapted them."

If you are interested in sharing here your teaching materials on any subject and/or your critical reflections on education, please send to:

Andrew T. Lamas, University of Pennsylvania