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    KEY-NOTE SPEAKER:
    PROF. GINTAUTAS MAŽEIKIS

    Transform4europe International
    Conference-Hackathon for INNO-METHODS

    KEY-NOTE SPEECH

    THE THIRD WAVE OF CRITICAL THEORY AND CRITICAL PEDAGOGY WORKSHOPS

    KEY-NOTE SPEAKER

    Gintautas Mažeikis

    Prof. Gintautas Mažeikis – philosopher, Head of the Social and Political Critique Centre at Vytautas Magnus University. His research is mainly devoted to Critical Theory and Symbolical Thinking in political philosophy, cultural studies, social work, and activism. His books analyse problems of propaganda, villainy, evil, and cultural politics.

    MAIN FOCUS

    Based on the reasoning of Theodor Adorno, Henry Giroux and Axel Honneth, new critical issues of pedagogy are analysed. The main question raised is: How could the Soviet and Russian pedagogy educate a Putinist person: immoral, ideologically engaged, thinking in the context of grand narratives, guided by historical and geopolitical paralogisms and sophistry, ready to despise and kill people of other nations?

    The question arises whether the Lithuanian education system, which still holds many Soviet and post-Soviet attitudes, where instrumental thinking, apparatus subordination and the cult of achievement flourish, is sufficient to resist not only the aggression of external totalitarianism but also the origin of internal totalitarianism.

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    Saarland University
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    e-mail: transform4europe@uni-saarland.de

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