What’s love got to do with it? According to bell hooks — everything. Her inspiring work on engaged pedagogy based on wellbeing and critical consciousness is well worth reading.
bell hooks (1952-2021) was an African-American teacher, author, feminist and social activist. Her pen name, borrowed from her maternal great-grandmother, is spelt without capital letters to draw attention to her ideas rather than her identity.
Her approach to education focuses on critical pedagogy and the theoretical aspects of education such as belonging, wellbeing and community.
Reading bell hooks’ work isn’t just good for your soul; putting her theories into practice is good for your learners. So, let’s take a closer look.