Developing criticality - reflections emerging from work with schools

Over the last few weeks we have had two opportunities to share some of the resources around developing criticality that we have produced as part of our ongoing collaboration with teachers in a local secondary school - St Angela's Sixth Form - and a post-16 college - NewVic. We presented this work at the QMUL Language Centre's annual professional conference and also to a group of colleagues visiting from Haugaland and Skeisvang upper secondary schools in Norway, and De Duine school district in South Africa. In both cases there was plenty of discussion on what is meant by criticality in different contexts, and what we need to consider in order to develop students' ability to be critical as well as to nurture their critical dispositions. Please have a look through our presentation from the days and get in touch if you have any questions or comments.