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Brief Overview

Praxis (n.) (plural = praxes)

1. The practical application of any branch of learning. 2. Custom or established practice.


Etymology - From Ancient Greek πρᾶξις (praksis), “‘action, activity, practice’”


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Formal Definition

Praxis is a complex activity by which individuals create culture and society, and become critically conscious human beings. Praxis comprises a cycle of action-reflection-action which is central to liberatory education. Characteristics of praxis include self-determination (as opposed to coercion), intentionality (as opposed to reaction), creativity (as opposed to homogeneity), and rationality (as opposed to chance).

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