In any event, no reality transforms itself

Paulo Freire

Veli-Mikko Kauppi

M.Ed.

Doctoral Student
Philosophy of Education

Research interests

  • Paulo Freire
  • John Dewey
  • Citizenship
  • Civil Society
  • Pragmatism
  • Critical Pedagogy

Briefly

I have a background in practical educational work in various fields before starting my research career. I am interested in the concept of citizenship, focusing in the philosophies of Paulo Freire and John Dewey and aiming at the combination of these two. At the moment I am dealing with the pragmatist notion of social intelligence. My philosophical work is linked to theory and practice of learning in civil society in Tanzania and Uganda through the GROW-project, under which I am currently working (Growth into citizenship in civil society encounters).

Research groups

  • Doctoral Student, Growth into Citizenship in Civil Society Encounters

Projects

Growth into Citizenship in Civil Society Encounters

Growth into citizenship in civil society encounters is a consortium project which combines the expertise of development ethnography and ph