Developing Critical Consciousness through Professional Learning

December 2013
Sharon Radd, Erin M. Macey

Critical consciousness, defined as an active state of seeking to identify the beliefs and language that obscure systemic inequities, is a central component of transformative professional learning. Practitioners can use the two tools described in the brief - reflection journals or blogs and critical communities of practice - to create psychologically safe spaces in which to examine assumptions and alter practices.

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