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The King Who Banned the Dark, or how to teach children to think critically

To abandon facts is to abandon freedom. If nothing is true, then no one can criticize power, because there is no basis upon which to do so. If nothing is true, then all is spectacle. The biggest wallet pays for the most blinding lights.     Timothy Snyder, On Tyranny There was once a little boy […]

Full Citation Information:
Franolić, M. O. (2020). The King Who Banned the Dark, or how to teach children to think critically. PESA Agora. https://pesaagora.com/columns/the-king-who-banned-the-dark-or-how-to-teach-children-to-think-critically/

Marija Ott Franolić

Marija Ott Franolić holds a PhD in literature and is affiliated to The Center for Advanced Studies of Southeastern Europe, Croatia (CAS-SEE). Her research focuses on the relationship between reading, empathy and critical thinking.