The Journal Article Critique Why is philosophy critical? It is your identity. Do not settle for lives without any sense of purpose.
With an educational philosophy, you will discover what is important to you Locate three (1 for this order) journal articles to help you further explore philosophies. Articles should be scholarly. Scholarly articles should have most of the following characteristics: Does a scholar write it? Does the author have an advanced degree? (This is not always the case.) Who is the intended audience? Is the purpose of the article to provide research or understanding about a topic? How is it structured? Look at the length, format, headings/sections How is it written? Is the language formal and technical, peer-reviewed?
A scholarly, peer-reviewed article will have an objective point of view and a logical, argumentative tone with many citations to published research that supports its claim. What is the publication type? Look for clues that tell you the article is published inside an academic/scholarly journal. Components of a journal article critique: Summary of the article’s major points Critique of the literature review and theoretical framework Critique of the study design and methods Critique of the results and discussion Evidence of critical thinking Conclusion Use textbook as a reference: Knowles, M.S., Holton, E.F., III, & Swanson, R.A. (2015) The adult learner (8th ed.). New York: Routledge.