Category Archives: Critical theory

Handbook of critical and indigenous methodologies

The Handbook of Critical and Indigenous Methodologies is the only handbook to make connections regarding many of the perspectives of the “new” critical theorists and emerging indigenous methodologies. Built on the foundation of the landmark SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Research, the … Continue reading

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Philosophy and the Search for Ideas: Foundations of Critical Thinking

As historians are quick to point out, the parallels between modern times and the classical world – including not only Greece, but also Rome – are plentiful. No new thinking here. In profound ways, our modern society, laws, forms of … Continue reading

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Foucault, Gramsci and Critical Theory

Bringing Marx, Gramsci and Foucault together is not so common in Germany and this is reflected in the limited number of scholars who do such work. Most critical intellectuals who refer to one of these names usually exclude the other … Continue reading

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Developing Critical Literacy Skills – Exploring Masculine and Feminine Stereotypes in Children’s Literature

Read Developing critical literacy skills is a major challenge for teachers who are preparing students for a world that is saturated with information. A major part of the challenge is to show students how text, in all its forms, carries … Continue reading

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Developing Critically Thoughtful e-Learning Communities of Practice

Read Read also:  Making Critical Thinking an Integral Part of Electronic Research In this paper, we consider an approach to developing critically thoughtful e-Learning communities of practice — where participants are deliberate about the use of specific  intellectual tools supporting  … Continue reading

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Critical thinking in a world of accelerating change and complexity

Read We live closely intertwined with our fellow humans in a world in which we must learn to think critically about important social issues. As we move into the future, the issues before us will become more and more complex, … Continue reading

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Action Research and Communicative Action – Changing Teaching Practices and the Organization of Educational Work

Read This paper aims to make a small contribution to the development of some theorising around action research and education, examining a series of topics – Understanding education in a time of change; Studying practice; Action research and the study … Continue reading

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Towards a critical theory of alternative media

Read In this contribution, we warn against being too optimistic about the actual democratic effects of notions like ‘‘civil media”, ‘‘community media” ‘‘alternative media”, ‘‘grassroots media”, ‘‘participatory media”, or ‘‘participatory culture”. We argue that in contemporary society, which is characterized … Continue reading

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