Words have different meanings, with different intonations and in different contexts they may even have more meanings from the officials you can find in a dictionary. Paulo Freire knew about this power and complexity of the word, how can communication may facilitate or discourage a process, how it could both oppress or liberate you. He said that by knowing how to read and write words, people can better understand the world in which they are living in, and by doing so, they may “awaken” from the state of oppression they are submitted to (Freire, 1970). In essence, understanding what is being said by others, not just the “official” meaning, but all the emotions and messages that are carried through words and intonation, is what allows us to fully comprehend a situation.
But, how can we communicate complex messages to a wider mixed backgrounds public? Sigue leyendo