Emma Pauncefort is the Founder of Dilectae, the Home of The Critical Literacy Project.
Emma is a linguist and literacy exponent by trade, with over 10 years of experience in the deep, curriculum-complementary learning space alongside the UK secondary and tertiary education sectors. She completed her undergraduate studies and postgraduate research at the University of Cambridge and University College London in the fields of French studies and Cultural History, work which was driven by her keen research interest in literacy and the (mis)translation of ideas.
Emma founded Dilectae in 2017 to vision rather than version in education. In 2019, Dilectae became the home of The Critical Literacy Project, an initiative grown out of her work with learners of all ages who struggle to navigate our (mis)information rich world. The Critical Literacy Project has delivered workshops for less advantaged teenagers in collaboration with Villiers Park Educational Trust, based near Cambridge, UK.
Most recently, she has been engaged by the Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, to develop a MOOC for educators on digital literacy, which will include a critical literacy piece. This project is called ‘The Digital Literacy Lab for Educators’. Alongside this consultancy work Emma is exploring how to harness technology to deliver critical literacy development at scale and has just received her first UK government grant to further this aim