from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To make into or regard as a problem.
  • v. To consider something as if it were a problem.
  • v. To propose problems.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To propose problems.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To propose problems.


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  • seanahan, I am with you. I didn't say I LIKED these words, or their explanations, ha ha.

    March 12, 2008

  • Wow, just wow. I think I passed out twice trying to read that.

    March 12, 2008

  • To problematize a term, writing, opinion, ideology, identity, or person is to consider the concrete or existential elements of those involved as challenges (problems) that invite the people involved to transform those situations. (Friere (1976) cited in Crotty (1998), p. 155-156)

    Problematization is a critical and pedagogical dialogue or process and may be considered demythicisation. Rather than taking the common knowledge (myth) of a situation for granted, problematization poses that knowledge as a problem, allowing new viewpoints, consciousness, reflection, hope, and action to emerge. (ibid)

    March 12, 2008