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Critical Inquiry and Pedagogy at NYU-Shanghai

NYU Shanghai faculty share their pedagogical philosophies and classroom experiences in applying Critical Inquiry.

Critical Inquiry Videos

Surfacing Assumptions (Video 2 minutes, 3 seconds)

For transcript, please view on NYU Stream.

Quotes on surfacing and hunting assumptions

Brookfield, S. (2012).

Throughout the book.

Isaacs, W. N. (1993). Taking flight: dialogue, collective thinking, and organizational learning. Organizational Dynamics, 22(2), 24-40.

…dialogue seeks to have people learn how to think together­ not just in the sense of analyzing a shared problem, but in the sense of surfacing fundamental assumptions and gaining insight into why they arise…Through this they begin to discern their relationship to a larger pattern of collective experience.