Occupy University (OccU) – Working Principles
The following document was agreed upon and adopted as a working document by the Occupy University at their 11/5 meeting. An earlier draft of this final document was called Nomadic University (now Occupy University) Goals and Principles, and is archived here.
In accordance with OWS principles, we establish the Occupy University as education is a critical component of social, economic, and political transformation. It is committed to equal access to education. OccU’s curricula will directly challenge the commodification of knowledge. Our processes and structures will incorporate and prioritize transparent direct participatory democracy. A truly liberatory approach to education must challenge all forms of privilege–personal, institutional and structural. With the understanding that everyone is a learner, we believe in learning via collaborative processes.
As of our (soft) launch on March 1, we have two pilot courses: Horizontal Pedagogy Workshop and Studying May Day.
website - university.nycga.net
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