Teaching as an Act of Love: Reflections on Paulo Freire and His Contributions to Our Lives and Our Work

  • Antonia Darder Loyola University
Λέξεις κλειδιά: Pedagogy of Love, Paoulo Freire, Teaching, Education, Teachers


In this paper I want to speak to the experience of love as I came to understand it through my work and friendship with Freire. I want to write about a political and radicalized form of love that is never about absolute consensus, or unconditional acceptance, or unceasing words of sweetness, or endless streams of hugs and kisses. Instead, it is a love that I experienced as unconstricted, rooted in a committed willingness to struggle persistently with purpose in our life and to intimately connect that purpose with what he called our “true vocation” – to be human.

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Antonia Darder, Loyola University

Loyola University, U.S.A.