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Mathieu Plourde

What is "Critical Literacy" in Education? - 0 views

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    "Critical literacy moved the reader's focus away from the "self" in critical reading to the interpretation of texts in different environmental and cultural contexts (Luke, 2000). This allows educators and students with an opportunity to read, evaluate, and reflect on texts, and embark upon the creative process of actively constructing or reconstructing these texts."
Mathieu Plourde

Roadblocks to better critical-thinking skills are embedded in the college experience (e... - 0 views

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    "Along the way, we should encourage learners who have been raised on a diet of compliance and social control to take a critical mind-set. But that doesn't mean that we should teach them that all arguments are equally valid and that the truth is whatever you decide it is at that moment. Just as we learn to raise our standards when analyzing the claims of others, we also need to apply high standards to our own thinking. That's why critical thinking can be an important part of self-improvement. It can help you get what you want, but it can also help you decide what you want to want."
Mathieu Plourde

I Want Students to be Better Consumers - 0 views

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    "People who love making stuff are also critical consumers of the very same stuff they create. Authors read. Chefs eat. Painters go to galleries. Engineers pay attention to the physics of the world around them. Academics read journal articles. "
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