IOE - Faculty of Education and Society


VIRTUAL EVENT: The teacher as performer: from pop philosophy to pop pedagogy

25 November 2020, 5:30 pm–7:00 pm

Teacher showing class work. Image: Phil Meech for UCL Institute of Education

In this webinar, Dr Charles Feitosa will propose a ‘pop’ methodology of teaching for young people of all ages.

This event is free.

Event Information

Open to







Alison Brady

For more information and to register for the event, please contact Alison Brady. 

Charles will discuss methodology that draws from his book ‘Explicando Filosofia com Arte’ (Learning Philosophy with Art). 

He will focus on the teaching of philosophy. However, this can also be applied to other areas of knowledge.


Image: Phil Meech for UCL Institute of Education

About the Speaker

Dr Charles Feitosa

Professor and Researcher of the Post-Graduate Program in Performing Arts at The Federal University of the State of Rio de Janeiro

Charles Feitosa gained his PhD in philosophy from the University of Freiburg. His book ‘Explicando Filosofia com Arte’ (Learning Philosophy with Art) won the prize Jabuti 2005 (category Didactics and Paradidactics). It was also adopted by the Ministry of Education in Brazil in 2007 and distributed to all state secondary schools in the country.  

He is an experienced teacher of philosophy, with emphasis on modern and contemporary aesthetics, and dealing mainly with the following topics:

  • body
  • image
  • performance
  • art education
  • Brazilian culture
  • pop culture. 

As an activist he is engaged in aesthetic-political actions that promote the exchange of practical and theoretical forms of knowledge, between classrooms and city streets