In the classroom, we tend to ignore, or forget, about the main roots of education, which are related to facilitating a progressive change in the world.
Effective pedagogy must be framed within social, economical, and by default, political contexts. Student learning can be more profound if we, pedagogists, guide students to use their knowledge base, curiosity, and critical thinking to break limitations of our local community, countries, regions, and the world. This could be achieved by empowering students, through active learning, to take action to identify problems and propose solutions using the information shared inside and outside of the classroom.
Teaching must emphasize on the relevance and utility of information discussed in a course. Our ability to relate the utility of class content to solve tangible problems relates to the degree of engagement and critical skills of students.