Creative, Connected
and Current 

Hello, we’re Critical Publishing
....and we're here to help people in education, health and social work become the best students and professionals they can be.

Having both worked in publishing for many years, we (Di and Julia) founded Critical Publishing in 2012. We met up in the cafe of the British Library, ordered coffee and cake, and hatched a plan. We felt we could produce learning resources for education and social work students and professionals that were fresher and better than what was already around.

We believe we do this by offering a more critical approach (in all the best senses) that helps our readers think and encourages them to analyse, evaluate, question and challenge. But without making it too difficult or daunting.

So our readers achieve better skills, increased awareness and greater success in their chosen professional paths.

We’ve now published over 100 titles in print and digital format, and readers love them. We also have exciting plans for our future offerings ...

Julia Morris  |  julia@criticalpublishing.com

I am an experienced publisher who has been involved in educational publishing at a range of levels for 28 years. I have worked for Hobsons, Ward Lock and Hodder, and most recently for Learning Matters, building up their best-selling HE Education list (ITT, Early Years, Education Studies,) as well as undertaking HE publishing in Sport, Psychology, Policing and Admissions Tests. 

"Julia is a great publisher to have. Always supportive and helpful to her authors and ready to share her considerable experience and creative input when required. I have always found her to be highly professional, and fun to work with, with a good instinct for what the market needs."Jonathan Gravells - Author and Director, Fargo Associates Ltd

Di Page  |  di@criticalpublishing.com

I have worked in professional and higher education publishing for the last 30 years including a range of roles at Pearson, Thomson Reuters and the ICAEW, during which time I have created many successful products, both hard copy and electronic. Prior to setting up Critical Publishing, I worked for Learning Matters where I launched and built a market-leading social work list and developed other series within the health & social care HE market 

"Di is a pleasure to work with and for. As an author and editor I have found her to be consistently supportive and quick to respond to queries. Her significant experience within the publishing world means that she is able to offer constructive guidance that is effective and helpful. Di is the ideal publisher: professional and with a sense of humour. It has been a pleasure to work with her." Angie Bartoli - Senior Lecturer and Author, University of Northampton
CONTACT US

We are always pleased to hear from you. You can contact us by email at the addresses above or you can contact our sales and marketing address below:

Critical Publishing

3 Connaught Road, St Albans Herts AL3 5RX

01727 851 462 | admin@criticalpublishing.com

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Evidence-based Teaching

A Critical Overview for Enquiring Teachers

A concise guide to evidence-based teaching, offering practical advice on how to implement it and evaluate its success.

Teacher Education Partnerships

Policy and Practice

A critical review of initial teacher education partnerships, putting forward a set of principles necessary for the development of effective ITE partnership working.

Teacher Educators in the Twenty-first Century

Identity, knowledge and research

By Gerry Czerniawski Series edited by Ian Menter

This book links theory, policy and practice in a critical examination of the relationship between the professional identity, knowledge, learning needs and research experience of teacher educators.  The book draws these themes together as a means to support the induction and further professional development of teacher educators.

Assessment

By Chris Atherton Series edited by Val Poultney

Written for teachers, this concise guide takes an evidence-based approach to Assessment, packed with practical advice on how to implement and evaluate various models.

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Future-proof Your School

Steering culture, driving school improvement, developing excellence

Wouldn’t it be great if you could equip your school and yourself to face whatever the future might throw at you! Wherever you are in your teaching career, this book provides an effective approach to change management that is simple and sustainable.

LIFT!

Going up when teaching brings you down

This could be just the LIFT you need in your teaching career! This practical, strategy-led book is suitable for trainees, teachers and school leaders, and can be used to promote both individual reflection or a wider staff discussion around the themes of resilience and well-being.

The New Apprenticeships

Facilitating Learning, Mentoring, Coaching and Assessing

A key text for all those involved in supporting the new apprentices, as mentors, coaches, assessors and learning facilitators.

Relationship-based Social Work with Adults

A guide to relationship-based practice for social work with adults