WRITING A LITERATURE REVIEW - A Critical Approach
One essential skill is to be able to read and review literature critically but fairly. By reading widely you are more likely to become aware of the major issues surrounding an area/field of education. Researchers and authors display a wide variation in their choice of focus and approach to learning, thinking, researching, analysing, interpreting and so on. A reconnaissance of such a range allows you to identify the main issues, particularly those important/relevant to you. Some of these issues may then form an agenda for your own work.