Playdough Capitalism: An Adventure in Critical Pedagogy

William K. Carroll

Abstract


This paper describes a technique for simulating capitalism within the classroom, using familiar materials and creating a participatory, reflexive learning space. It situates ‘Playdough Capitalism’ within the theory/practice of experiential education/radical pedagogy and the Marxist analysis/immanent critique of capitalism as a historically-formed system of class exploitation and alienated labour. The paper discusses both the value of simulating capitalism within the classroom and its limits as a transformative pedagogy.

Keywords


Capitalism, experiential education, immanent critique, radical pedagogy, surplus value

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18740/S4B88R

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