Connecting Critical Thinking and Literacy
A mission to empower every individual to read critically and write well, whatever their vocation.
Founded by Emma Pauncefort
A (mis)information challenge
Critical Literacy Skills
National curricula isn’t cutting it
Lack of support for educators
How we’re bringing critical thinking to literacy:
2 simple steps
We've looked at education research models and methods and studied how to help individuals progress from 'lower order' to 'higher order' thinking skills, as outlined in Benjamin Bloom's Cognitive Taxonomy.
We're ensuring that anyone who engages with The Critical Literacy Project understands this model and its steps. In other words, we are incorporating metacognition in our practice.
We've devised a simple method which unpacks higher order thinking skills when looking at text/content, wherever it might feature. This involves knowing how to break up content into manageable elements and ask the right questions of these constituents. This research-based methodology runs through all our practice and experimentation.
We're linking disciplines and skills
We're working across sectors and international borders
Our Advisory board brings together experts from the primary, secondary and tertiary education sectors, media literacy, researchers in English and History and representatives from the field of interaction design.
"At a time when 'fake news' has become prevalent across the web and presents a worldwide threat, The Critical Literacy Project is of vital importance in supporting the development of critical reading skills in young people"
— Dr Cassie Gorman
Senior Lecturer in English Literature, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Anglia Ruskin University