Based on the work of the Moment Project of the Jesuit Centre for Social Faith and Justice (Toronto, Ontario - 1986-1996) and written by Deborah Barndt Naming the Moment is popular education approach that uses collective political-social-economic analysis to do community organizing. With roots in the Latin American popular education practice of "analisis de coyuntura" or conjunctural analysis, it is comparable to the contemporary practice of sistematizacion.
Written and produced by the Winter 2007 participants of Popular Education for Social Change, Part II: Practice/Theory taught annually at the Faculty of Environmental Studies, York University, Toronto, Ontario.
This was a three year project that aimed to look at ways to increase community participation and civic engagement of parents and children. The project used a popular education approach to demystify how systems work and how change happens by capturing the creativity and passion of staff, parents, and children to work on issues such as poverty, housing, and living wage. Follow this link to learn more.
One of the first books in Canada describing some history of popular education and including several activity descriptions. The authors, Bev Burke and Rick Arnold, were CUSO (a Canadian development agency) field officers based in Latin where they connected with popular education work and institutions.
Activity descriptions of several different types of murals used in popular and environmental education.
Popular Education Workshop Manual on Immigrants & Precarious Work
Scroll down to "Ending Poverty Workshop" for links to PDFs of workshop manual and materials.
For those who can read spanish, this is a wonderful work examining and critiquing the dynamics of play and playfulness in popular education. The PDF of the entire book can be downloaded from the book's website (click on the title for the link).
A photo-essay cum scrapbook of the Moment Project (1986-1993) - a popular education project based in Toronto, Ontario. Assembled by Lynne Davis who had been participant and researcher, along with Deborah Barndt, founder and coordinator of the project.
A participatory research study based on interviews with 38 participants of The Moment Project. By Lynne Davis.
These 11 podcasts (produced in the UK) discuss popular education, critical pedagogy, aboriginal education and worker education.
A bibliography (with links) of books and manuals in the Catalyst collection and/or that are available on-line.
This paper is based on Drick's sabbatical research project during which time he visited and interviewed over 20 popular educators in Canada and the United States.
An excellent collection of materials (assembled by Manolo Callahan) including some translated from Spanish. Conjunctural analysis is close kin to Naming the Moment.
This is 1 of 3 books (plus a whack of activities in the Resources sections) assembled by a coalition of individuals and NGOs. Also available in Bahasa Indonesian.
This three-week human rights education curriculum is packed with participatory activities and strongly influenced by popular education. Also at this site a Participant Manual and a Resource Manual.
An excellent resource manual filled with tools suited to evaluating learning and training activities. Transferable to many different contexts.
A doctoral thesis (Ontario Institute for Studies in Education/University of Toronto) examining The Moment Project. One additional appendix can be downloaded from this link.