Pedagogy of Solidarity

Walter Ferreira de Oliveira
Pedagogy of Solidarity
Tuesday, May 27, 2014 - 4:00pm
Foege Auditorium (Room S-060) & Vista Café
Join us for a lecture, discussion, and reception!
Walter Ferreira de Oliveira studied popular education pedagogy and techniques from Paolo Freire, with whom he later co-authored the recently published book entitled "Pedagogy of Solidarity." He learned Liberation Theatre theory and practice from Augusto Boal, which he has applied among a variety of populations from street youth in Rio de Janeiro to training students in the medical and health sciences.

Walter Ferreira de Oliveira, MD, MPH, PhD received his medical degree from the School of Medicine and Surgery at FEFIERJ, Rio de Janeiro State (1976).  He earned his MPH (1989) and PhD (1994) at the University of Minnesota.  

Walter studied popular education pedagogy and techniques from Paolo Freire, with whom he later co-authored the recently published book entitled "Pedagogy of Solidarity." https://www.lcoastpress.com/book.php?id=496

He learned Liberation Theatre theory and practice from Augusto Boal, which he has applied among a variety of populations from street youth in Rio de Janeiro to training students in the medical and health sciences.  

Walter is currently head of the Department of Public Health and professor at the Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC), Florianopolis, Brazil.  He is also associate professor of psychiatry at the Institute of Psychiatry, Santa Catarina.  Walter provides leadership for Brazil's mental health reform (deinstitutionalization) at the state and national levels.  

In 2010 Walter was recognized as "Scientist of the Year" by the University for Peace Foundation, an agency of the UNESCO headquarters, for a life dedicated to cultural psychiatry and the history of medicine through interdisciplinary work, teaching, research and education.

Walter is currently working on topics such as solidarity; education and how the performance-based approach (vs. learning) is stealing children's infancy; the humanization of health care (e.g. a suffering vs. disease approach); psychosocial care as an integral action, involving interdisciplinary and inter sectorial work; and body expression.

In the past, Walter contributed to the following areas of interest:  collective mental health; de-institutionalization in mental health systems; psychosocial care; violence; art therapy and expression; the mind, body, health connection; alternative approaches in health care; vocational training in health; and social education.

12-2pm  Liberation Theatre Workshop
South Campus Center 316
Space is limited!
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4-6:30pm Pedagogy of Solidarity
Lecture, Discussion, and Reception
Foege Auditorium (Room S-060) & Vista Café
3720 15th Ave NE, University of Washington

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