Critical Theory: Overview & Practical Teaching Examples


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Critical Theory is a philosophy that advocates for

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1. Why do poorer students tend to have lower technological fluency than their more affluent peers?

2. How can teachers help students with little access to technology?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This worksheet and quiz can help you understand critical theory in education. You will learn about how technology, gender, and race play a role in challenging critical theory, while the quiz will ask you to recall information you learned during your readings.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessments to evaluate your understanding on:

  • What critical theory in education is and how it functions
  • How technology plays a role in the educational divide
  • How gender and race challenge critical thinking

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Critical thinking - apply these concepts to challenge your thinking about critical theory
  • Problem solving - use newly acquired knowledge to help fix inequality gaps in education
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as critical theory and critical theory in education, as well as the similarities and differences between them
  • Knowledge application - use new knowledge of critical theory to assist you in the quiz

Additional Learning

To understand more about critical theory in education, review the corresponding lesson. The lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define what critical theory is
  • Understand how critical theory applies to technology, gender, race and culture