Chilean student movement

How is “public pedagogy” an accomplishment of the Chilean student movement?

Read and write response notes to the following article and videos.   After watching the videos, go back to the article and skim through it to review some of its key points.  How do scenes portrayed in the videos play out some of the theory of public pedagogy?

Reading questions – WRITTEN RESPONSES REQUIRED.  Post to your rolling Google doc with date, assignment title; send link.   Remember to proofread.

  1.   For reading #1, what are some takeaways?  Include a quote that seems particularly meaningful.  In what ways if any, does it resonate for you?  
  2. What are your responses to the documentary “Chile Rising” (#3).  Select a sequence to share in class.  Write a two-sentence description summarizing the sequence and your interest.  Include running time location, e.g. [14:17]. The selection could identify a sequence that needs clarification.
  3. In a few sentences, summarize this episode 10, season 2 of El Reemplazante (Netflix).  Some possible prompts:  
  • What’s the story?
  • How are these Chilean youth represented?  
  • How is protest represented?  
  • How does this TV series compare to TV dramas you may watch on your streaming services?  
  1. What questions do you have about the Chilean student movement?  How does it compare to your experiences of youth and social movements in the U.S.? 

Hundred of couples of students kiss-in demanding free quality public education, Plaza de Armas, Santiago de Chile. Gianni Muratore, 31 August 2011.


  1. Jo Williams.  Remaking education from below: the Chilean student movement as public pedagogy.  Australian Journal of Adult Learning Volume 55, Number 3, November 2015. 

2.  Al Jazeera Documentary:  Chile Rising.  January 2, 2012.

3.  Go to Netflix to watch El Reemplazante, Season 2, episode 10, season 2 :  Ariel is arrested in the middle of a march for education.