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

Michelle Reale


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 âpowerâ 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.


collaboration; Paulo Freire; breakthrough thinking;

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ISSN: 1947-525X