Promoting critical thinking by putting the Good Soldier Schweik in charge

Methods and means of supporting critical thinking in education
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Promoting critical thinking by putting the Good Soldier Schweik in charge

Postby Abdul Alhazred » Sun Dec 31, 2017 6:23 pm

Efforts grow to help students evaluate what they see online (AP)

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Alarmed by the proliferation of false content online, state lawmakers around the country are pushing schools to put more emphasis on teaching students how to tell fact from fiction.

Lawmakers in several states have introduced or passed bills calling on public school systems to do more to teach media literacy skills that they say are critical to democracy. The effort has been bipartisan but has received little attention despite successful legislation in Washington state, Connecticut, Rhode Island and New Mexico.

Several more states are expected to consider such bills in the coming year, including Arizona, New York and Hawaii.

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Analysis: They will do as good a job of it as they teach reading.
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Re: Promoting critical thinking by putting the Good Soldier Schweik in charge

Postby Gord » Mon Jan 01, 2018 1:33 am

Just send all their students to Sweden for a month, let them learn it properly: http://thehill.com/policy/cybersecurity ... -fake-news

(Don't go to Denmark, though, the place is weird. :P )
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Re: Promoting critical thinking by putting the Good Soldier Schweik in charge

Postby Nikki Nyx » Wed Jan 03, 2018 8:34 pm

"Alarmed by the proliferation of false content online..."
But false content in history books was acceptable?
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Re: Promoting critical thinking by putting the Good Soldier Schweik in charge

Postby OlegTheBatty » Wed Jan 03, 2018 8:38 pm

Nikki Nyx wrote:"Alarmed by the proliferation of false content online..."
But false content in history books was acceptable?


History books are written by the winners. Online, winners and losers are still duking it out.
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