CAMINA (Critical and Alternative Methods and Ideas Network for Action)

• Are you interested or engaged in critical education in Scotland?

• Do you want to see critical education practice strengthened?

• Do you feel more needs to be done to support and connect critical educators?


We are launching CAMINA (Critical and Alternative Methods and Ideas Network for Action): a project which hopes to support and connect people carrying out critical education activity across Scotland and Spain.

You can read more about the project here:

As individuals engaged in critical education, we have many ideas but also many questions about how greater support for critical education practice can best be developed (we’re sure you do too).  In light of these many questions, our first task as CAMINA is to initiate a year-long participatory action research project bringing together people/groups involved in critical education activity to explore what is needed to further create, develop, and sustain such activity.

This is where you come in. In order to carry out this project we need critical educators across Scotland to get involved – as researchers and as participants.

This will happen through:

  • 2-3 face-to-face gatherings
  • Regular collaborative planning, dialogue and reflection online
  • Ongoing individual and collective research activity
  • A residential summer-school/follow up conversations

To find out more about ways you can be involved – please see ways to get involved.
Our long-term hope is that this research process and actions will give rise to further questions and (most importantly) actions, including, but not limited to, the formation of a collective/cooperative of critical education practitioners, a network of educational organisations, groups and projects committed to critical practice, and the creation of space(s) dedicated to critical education activity.

We recognise that people are busy, and we are striving to ensure this project and process is flexible around different levels of commitment.  We also recognise this project will involve work: we hope this work will be worthwhile to all involved, and we feel it is likely to open up opportunities for individual and collective benefits in the future.

If you think you’d like to be involved in some capacity, or would like to hear more, please get in touch by emailing us at We are happy to discuss the project further or answer any questions you might have.