Participatory Online Workshop

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Paulo Freire was a renowned thinker and practitioner in adult education but his influence has been found as much outside the classroom as within it.

Freire's approach was always to seek first to understand the community in which he was engaged and to focus on the issues of concern that its people faced.

A typical workshop will include presentations, videos and workshop discussion with an emphasis on relating Freire's insights to our own professional and community involvements.

We hold occasional one-day taster workshops for individuals to sign up or you may arrange for in-house training for your group. Check available dates of upcoming public workshops by clicking below.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic and continuing university restrictions, we now offer online rather than in-person events.


  • 1

    Freire as Educator

    • Paulo Freire's basic methodology and its application in a variety of contexts outside the classroom.

  • 2

    Freire as Thinker

    • The influences on Freire's thought and how he in turn influenced others.

  • 3

    Freire as Activist

    • Paulo Freire's emphasis on change and transformation.

  • 4

    The Relevance of Paulo Freire Today

    • How can we understand and make use of Freire's approach in our own contexts?


  • The name on the registration doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay?

    Yes, but please let us know in advance if you wish to change the registration details.

  • Can I update my registration information?

    Yes. Please contact us with any request to update your information.

  • What is the refund policy?

    If you wish to cancel your registration, we will issue a full refund of fees if it is 30 days or longer before the event. For periods less than 30 days, we issue refunds on a pro rata basis. If we cancel an event, we will issue a full refund of fees.

  • Do you allow video or sound recording?

    We do not allow video or sound recording of events unless by prior arrangement.

  • Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

    There are no specific age requirements but anyone under 16 should be accompanied by a responsible adult. Please contact us if you require further guidance. For security purposes, every visitor will be given a visitor pass to wear in the building. Applies to in-person events only.

  • What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

    For events at UCLan Burnley: Burnley Manchester Road railway station is nearby. If coming by car there is limited parking available by arrangement in advance, subject to availability, or there are fee-paying car parking spaces nearby. For other locations we will publish details as appropriate. Applies to in-person events only.

  • Is lunch included?

    No, we advise you to bring your own lunch or make use of the catering facilities at the venue. There are also many other venues nearby - we will advise you of different options. Applies to in-person events only.