Critical Pedagogy and Its Implication in the Classroom


  • Muhammad Sharif Uddin Morgan State University



: banking model of education, critical pedagogy, classroom teaching.


Critical pedagogy is a vital teaching strategy, one designed to strengthen the awareness of learners about justice and social equality, while improving their knowledge.  Teachers today are busy in the classroom; they prepare the student for high stakes testing and, in the process, work to save the school from closing. As a result, teaching is most often test-oriented rather than knowledge-centered.  This paper aims to provide a few examples of how several teachers use critical strategies in the classroom and how these teaching methods affect student thinking and learning positively. Lastly, the paper argues that classroom teachers should employ critical pedagogy in the classroom to prepare students to gain critical thinking skills and to help create a just society.


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Author Biography

Muhammad Sharif Uddin, Morgan State University

Muhammad Sharif Uddin is a scholar in the Urban Educational Leadership Program at Morgan State University, USA. He also works as a graduate research assistant and as an adjunct faculty in the Department of Teacher Education at Morgan. He is a Fellow of International Leaders in Education Programs. His research interest is teacher education, critical pedagogy, holistic education, and curriculum and instruction. His email address is