Here’s some questions that can help with getting it started:
1. What is critical pedagogy? What’s behind it? “Critical” of what? What are critical
pedagogues critical of?
2. Who are the main advocates of critical pedagogy? Why might someone choose to
support this approach? What’s the warrant (evidence/argument) in support of this
3. What might it look like in practice? How might schools be different if this approach
were widely implemented? What would teaching and learning look like?
4. How much influence has critical pedagogy had on American schools and
classrooms? In various subject areas? On rhetoric about teaching? On classroom
practice? What is the evidence?
5. What are the dangers of critical pedagogy? Is it biased? How might critical teachers
address this concern?