This research article investigates the potential of a critical approach to remedial education by leveraging the collaborative platform GitHub. In recent years, the field of education has witnessed a growing interest in critical pedagogy, which emphasizes the examination of power dynamics, social inequalities, and the development of a critical consciousness among students. However, the application of critical pedagogy in remedial education has remained relatively unexplored. This study aims to address this gap by proposing a novel approach that utilizes GitHub, a web-based platform primarily used for software development, as a means to foster critical thinking, collaboration, and language acquisition among remedial students.
The research methodology involves a mixed-methods approach. Data will be collected through qualitative interviews with educators involved in remedial education, as well as quantitative measures such as pre- and post-tests to assess student performance and engagement. Additionally, observations of student interactions and artifacts produced on GitHub will be analyzed to gain insights into the learning processes enabled by this approach. The data will be thematically analyzed and triangulated to provide a comprehensive understanding of the effects of the critical, GitHub-based method in remedial education.
This study seeks to contribute to both the fields of education and artificial intelligence. By integrating critical pedagogy into the design and implementation of an AI-supported learning environment, educators can foster a deeper understanding of social issues, enhance students’ critical thinking skills, and encourage active participation in their own learning. Furthermore, this research aims to extend the applications of GitHub beyond software development and explore its potential as a tool for inclusive and participatory learning experiences.
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