Critical Pedagogy

BottomUp Presents: Education as the Practice of Freedom

This past Wednesday, BottomUp hosted an evening workshop for local school teachers with the title: Critical Pedagogy With guest presenter, Amelia Simone-Herbert leading our time together it was a fun, interactive and thoroughly absorbing and informative time of learning and reflecting together on different aspects of education.   The Presenter Amelia Simone-Herbert is a PhD student […]


On being kicked out: Democratic governance of SA Schools is a myth.

*The following blog was originally posted by Ashley Visagie (Bottomup co-founder) as reflections on difficult engagements with a partner school. Democratic governance of South African schools is a myth. In the second term of 2018, Bottomup was ejected from Grassdale High School (in Grassy Park). Our student Action Research Committee (an opt-in programme) and Representative […]