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
  • Non-Governmental Organizations

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. 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