Third International Paulo Freire Conference

Reinventing Paulo Freire

Online Conference • Date to be announced

This online Paulo Freire conference will be an opportunity for academics, practitioners and activists to share their ideas, learning and practice with their peers.

Online Conference

This will be an online event. You must sign up to be a conference participant. Participants will have access to the conference forum as well as online presentations and events.

Call for Papers

We will be inviting proposals for full conference papers, research student papers, online video 'posters' and live workshops. Look out for announcements.


Selected papers may be peer reviewed and published. If you wish a full version of your paper to be considered for publication, you will have the opportunity to indicate this once the paper has been accepted for the conference.

Conference themes

The conference theme of Reinventing Paulo Freire focuses on applying Freire in our own contexts today.

Youth and community work

Participatory and inclusive practices for youth and community workers

Community empowerment

Strategies and methodologies to increase empowerment and challenge social injustice

Widening participation

Overcoming barriers to education, promoting inclusivity and equality

Pedagogical practice

Dialogue, critical thinking, and the teacher-student relationship as a collaborative process

Decolonizing the curriculum

Enhancing cultural diversity, and including indigenous and marginalized perspectives

Technology, online learning and virtual spaces

Using digital tools and virtual environments in education

Presentation options

When submitting a proposal, you will be given a choice of four types of presentation

Conference paper

An academic presentation of around 20 minutes, pre-recorded on video, with live follow-up questions and discussion.
Papers will typically be grouped together around related themes and sessions will be chaired by a member of the conference panel.

Research student paper

Research students are invited to submit short presentations (up to ten minutes) outlining their current research, with a focus on projects that are at an early stage.
The presentation will take the form of a pre-recorded video, followed by live discussion and questions with the author present.


You will be able to submit a PDF poster with accompanying text and optionally a short video (up to 5 minutes). Posters will be displayed for browsing and comment throughout the conference.
Those submitting posters are asked to read and respond to questions and comments during the conference.

Live workshop

Workshops will be scheduled for up to 50 minutes, which should include participant interaction and activities that help participants apply ideas and principles in their own context.
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