Critical Pedagogy in the Classroom: Library Instruction that Gives Voice to Students and Builds a Community of Scholars

Michelle Reale

Abstract


When librarians apply critical pedagogy in a classroom, they can both impart knowledge and ignite breakthrough thinking among students. By partnering with professors and decentralizing the â??powerâ? in the classroom, librarians can tap into knowledge that students already possess and encourage them to express their own ideas. This article describes the process in a 200-level literature interpretation course taught primarily to English majors at Arcadia University.


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ISSN: 1947-525X