- concerns critical reading
- is concerned with rhetorical analysis of power relationships
- engages students in metacognition and self reflection about the Currency, Relevance, Authority, Accuracy, Purpose of knowledge claims.
Related Concepts: Critical Thinking; Problem Solving; Critical Theory
Educated readers engage in critical literacy practices: they question information They question it’s currency, relevance, authority, accuracy, and purpose (Blakeslee 2004):
|Currency||Has the writer clarified the currency of the information?|
|Relevance||Is the information relevant?|
|Authority||What research methods were employed?|
How credible are the author(s) and publisher?
Was the article/composition peer reviewed?
|Accuracy||How accurate is the information?|
|Purpose||What is the writer’s purpose?|