Lenin on Learning and the Development of Revolutionary Consciousness

Robert Fitzsimmons, Juha Suoranta

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In this article we ask, what was Lenin’s idea of education and learning and what was needed in developing revolutionary consciousness in the service of the emerging Soviet Union? We suggest that bringing Lenin’s ideas of education and learning back into focus in educational theory, and especially in critical pedagogy,it is possible to search for alternatives to the present educational policies and unite the ninety-nine percent of the population against the tyranny of the one percent. The Lenin embraced in this article is molded in the lived reality of everyday life and in the human condition, and his message to the present is clear: there are only alternative
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)34-62
JournalJournal for Critical Education Policy Studies
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2020
MoEC publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


  • Critical pedagogy, class struggle, Lenin, neoliberalism, revolutionary consciousness
  • Critical pedagogy
  • Lenin
  • Revolutionary consciousness
  • Class struggle
  • Neoliberalism

Field of science

  • General education


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