Friday, September 28, 2018

The Obituary for Dr. Fang-Tzu Hsu

Dear Members of the Paulo Freire Institute and GSEIS,

It is with extreme sadness that I inform the learning communities of GSEIS of the passing of our alumna and my advisee, Dr. Fang-Tzu Hsu. Graduating in 2015, Dr. Hsu returned to Taiwan and married her fiancé, Huan -Tang Huang. She fell ill in 2017, and passed away this Sunday, September 23, 2018 in Taipei, Taiwan, her hometown.

Fang-Tzu Hsu’s doctoral dissertation entitled Reading Comic Books Critically: How Japanese Comic Books Influence Taiwanese Students, is an extraordinary achievement in the fields of Comparative Education and Cultural Studies. By applying concepts from Paulo Freire’s Pedagogy of the Oppressed to twenty-first century Asian youth culture, Dr. Hsu provided a fresh optic on globalization’s impact on regional traditions.  Along with her original analysis of a pop culture phenomenon, Dr. Hsu provided a detailed map for educators and researchers who want to explore informal education.

During her time at our school, Fang Tzu was extraordinarily productive, authoring and presenting a dozen papers at conferences in various parts of the country while serving the Paulo Freire Institute as Program Officer and coordinating two summer programs for the Institute. I hope to find an appropriate and inspiring way to celebrate Fang Tzu's life and her amazing gifts as a monthly columnist and published author of young people’s literature in Taiwan, an academic, a dedicated martial artist and an inextinguishable spirit of whom we can all be proud. Please share our sympathy with her parents, husband, sister, brother and colleagues at the Paulo Freire Institute.

Monday, April 9, 2018

May 25th CAFE conference

Fake news

16th Annual Conference, California Association of Freirean Educators 

Keynote speaker: Professor John Rogers

When: 9am – 5pm, Friday, May 25, 2018 
Where: Room 3140 UCLA Moore Hall 

What is fake news? How do they intervene
in politics? How are they challenging
the notion of developing a globally
informed citizenry? And how can fake
news be tackled in classroom settings?

In this conference, we invite students,
researchers, and practitioners from all
disciplines to discuss the rise of fake
news and the challenges it poses to
notions of truth, dialogue, and democracy.
Bring your friends and stop by for a day of
exciting, enlightening, and engaging
dialogues featuring student panels and
lectures from UCLA faculty members.

Conference poster: PDF
Call for abstracts: PDF

Monday, March 28, 2016

14th Conference of California Association of Freirean Educators and Paulo Freire Institute

14th Conference of California Association of Freirean Educators and Paulo Freire Institute

Liberatory Pedagogy: Theatre of the Oppressed

April 1-2, 2016
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Graduate School of Education and Information Studies
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
The Reading Room, Moore Hall 3340


Opening Presentation

April 1, 2016
10 a.m. – 11. a.m.

Bricks – Looking Back at Brazil

Professor Peter Lownds
Walden University

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