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and we're here to help people in education and social work become the best students and professionals they can be.


We (Di and Julia) founded Critical Publishing in 2012 after taking redundancy from our previous jobs at the same publishing company. We met up in the cafe in the British Library and hatched a plan.  We believed we could produce books and learning materials for education and social work students and professionals that were fresher and better than what was already around. Vist our Blog.



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In the 2014 Independent Publishing Awards, Critical Publishing won the Best Newcomer category and their recent publication of Psychosocial and Relationship-Based Practice by Claudia Megele demonstrates clearly why they deserved the accolade. Read the review.

Psychosocial and Relationship-based Practice Psychosocial and Relationship-based Practice

Claudia Megele (author)

This book offers a critical interdisciplinary analysis of case studies of social work interventions from a psychosocial and relationship-based perspective. Read the review in the British Journal of Social Work.

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Claudia Megele Claudia Megele is a Senior Lecturer and PQ/CPD Programme Leader at Middlesex University, she is also the Head of Practice Learning at Enfield Council. Claudia’s psychosocial and interdisciplinary approach is shaped by her studies which include psychology, sociology, social work, and psychotherapy, and her professional experience ranging from play therapy with terminally ill children at Red Cross Children’s Hospital to psychotherapy with adults at the NHS, and from frontline social work with children and families to research on identity, mentalization, empathy and relationships. Claudia has also served in a number of public and third sector posts and organisations including: member of the advisory board of the National Children’s Bureau (NCB), Trustee at Mind, and the Chair and Vice-Chair of Tower Hamlets Police and Community Safety Board.
Digital Literacy for Primary Teachers Digital Literacy for Primary Teachers

Moira Savage (author), Anthony Barnett (author)

A new book on digital literacy for primary trainees and teachers, completely up to date for the new primary curriculum and computing programmes of study.
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Moira Savage Moira Savage entered the education profession in 1994 as a primary school teacher and became increasingly involved in ICT staff development culminating in joining the University of Worcester in 2003. In 2011 she was awarded a University of Worcester Teaching Fellowship. Her current roles include Senior Lecturer in Initial Teacher Training, Primary ICT and Computing Subject Leader and Institute of Education eLearning Coordinator. She leads a team delivering ICT and Computing education to large cohorts of students on Primary PGCE and BA QTS courses.
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Introducing the Critical Focus Series
Now available on Kindle.
The Critical Focus Series contains key extracts from our best selling titles:

Voices Within Modern Mental Health. Based on key extracts from Modern Mental Health: Critical Perspectives on Psychiatric Practice.

An Introduction to Primary Inclusion. Based on key extracts from Inclusive Primary Teaching: A Critical Approach to Equality and Special Educational Needs.

Primary Inclusion and the National Priorities. Based on key extracts from Inclusive Primary Teaching: A Critical Approach to Equality and Special Educational Needs.

Social Policy and Drugs and Alcohol. Based on key extracts from Understanding Substance Use: Policy and Practice.

Teaching Phonics and Early Reading. Based on key extracts from from Teaching Systematic Synthetic Phonics and Early English.
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