Critical literacy is an approach to learning and teaching that has gathered momentum in recent years as it has become widely used in classrooms around the world. Critical literacy is not just important for formal education settings however. It is also relevant for libraries because it is an approach that can engage students (or other users)in more active forms of reading and more creative ways of critiquing texts, as well as equipping them with skills and strategies to challenge social and political systems.
Sarah McNicol blogs about critical literacy on the CILIP website. You can read the full blogpost here and find out more details about Sarah’s forthcoming book, Critical Literacy for Information Professionals, here.