Critical Blog Response Paper
I need 2 blogs critical responding to two different papers:
Blog 1. What is Education For? On Good Education, Teacher
Judgement, and Educational Professionalism-Gert Biesta
Blog 2. The Social Class Gap for Educational Achievement: A review of the literature- Perry, E and Francis, B (2010).
The papers needs to be critiqued exploring (some of) the following questions:
What is the main contribution to knowledge that the paper is claiming?
What conceptual frameworks / theories are being quoted?
What wider body of knowledge is the author drawing on?
What is the core methodology that underpins the research?
How was the data collected?
How was the data analyzed?
Does the evidence / argument presented substantiate the claims being made?
Does the author have a biased / prejudiced position?
Your Critical Blog Response Paper will be graded based on the following rubric:
|Category||Unacceptable (0-1)||Needs Improvement (2-3)||Good (4)||Excellent (5)||Total Possible Points|
|Organization (x3)||There is no apparent organization to the essay. It shows some coherence but ideas lack unity.||There is some level of organization though digressions, ambiguities, irrelevance are too many. Transition evident but not used throughout essay.||Essay is coherent and logically organized with transitions used between ideas and paragraphs to create coherence. Overall unity of ideas is present.||Essay shows high degree of attention to logic and reasoning of points. Unity clearly leads the reader to the conclusion and stirs thought regarding the topic.||15|
|Content (x3)||Essay lacks evidence of critical thinking. Uses superficial, simplistic, or irrelevant reasons and unjustifiable claims. Makes illogical, inconsistent inference.||Essay is primarily opinion without valid support. Little critical thinking is evident. Follows existing evidence to obtain conclusions.||Ideas are logical and reasoned, but demonstrate lesser degree of originality. Follows evidence and reason lead to obtain justifiable, logical conclusion.||Writer develops logical and reasoned independent ideas that go beyond predictable outcomes or the conclusions of researched materials. Follows where evidence and reason lead in order to obtain defensible, thoughtful, logical conclusions or solutions.||15|
|Grammar & Mechanics(x2)||Sentences are unclear and many grammatical errors in structure make essay virtually unreadable. Spelling, punctuation, capitalization, and vocabulary usage contain major flaws that impede readability.||Most spelling, punctuation, and grammar correct allowing reader to progress through essay. Some errors remain.||Essay has few spelling, punctuation, and grammatical errors allowing reader to follow ideas clearly. Very few fragments or run-ons.||Essay is free of distracting spelling, punctuation, and grammatical errors; absent of fragments, comma splices, and run-ons.||5|
Critical Blog Response Paper