The aim of this short graphic resource is to expose the role that language plays in consolidating bias in our everyday normative thinking.
Implicit in its content is an alternative and expanded concept of ‘education’; one that challenges the existing populist focus on formal learning and vocational outcomes. Instead, it highlights (a) the importance of locating a person within their geographical, historical and cultural background, and (2) of soliciting change by the interrogation of how that adult ‘self’ has ‘become’.
The questions suggested in this introduction are designed to encourage this introspective learning journey, e.g.:
What language patterns do you use that constrain your thinking?
What has influenced your own (adult) ideas and valuations?
What evidence do you appeal to in asserting your beliefs?