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Fake News: Teaching Critical Thinking and Civil Discourse in Any Course

Updated: Oct 23, 2018

Students continue to rely on quick “google” searches and seem to consume those websites without much critical thinking.

Is it possible to teach students how to recognize reliable news sources? Is it possible to increase critical thinking? And with these skills, are students able to effectively engage in civil discourse? Join this session, where you will be able to complete a Critical Thinking module and see how the module, discussion boards, and other assignments were incorporated into two different courses. The results of these changes will be reviewed including student feedback and suggestions for future improvements.

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