This curriculum is grounded in a popular education pedagogy and is designed to center the agency of the participants in surfacing and building on their own enquiries and lived experiences.
Popular Education Approach
This curriculum was created using a popular education approach that is accessible to organizers, educators, activists, and community members. If you are a member or leader of a grassroots or movement organization, this curriculum was designed to support your organizing work in your community.
Given that this curriculum was designed for a collective learning process, we recommend that you gather a group of up to 20-25 people to go through the curriculum in group workshop format, with a lead educator/facilitator. The entire course takes 15-20 hours to run. More information about the curriculum components are below.
The design elements that allow for participant agency include an elicitive tool at the beginning of the workshop to bring participant voices into the room, activities and discussions for participants to experience the enquiries at play, mini lessons to inform those enquiries, and discussions and activities for participants to apply any new understanding to their own context as a way to integrate new understandings and build together.
However, individuals or smaller groups can also engage in this curriculum by moving through the videos and interactive workbook.
Each module of the curriculum consists of videos, an interactive workbook for individuals and small groups, and materials for educators, organizers, and others looking to facilitate these workshops in their organization or community. The comprehensive versions of the documents are listed below.
For Large Groups
For facilitation of the curriculum as workshops for groups of 5-25 (recommended)
For those going through this curriculum as individuals or in groups below 5 people