Fighting Fake News: The Critical Thinking Rabbit Hole
PUBLISHED: Mar 30, 2021
In This Episode.
A recent article in The New York Times argued that critical thinking is a dangerous “rabbit hole” and isn’t the right tool for fighting “fake news.” Dave and Steve discuss the article’s alternative, and, of course, advocate for stronger critical thinking in media literacy.
- Nicholas, M. & Raider-Roth, M. (2016). A hopeful pedagogy to critical thinking. International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 10(2).
- Warzel, C. (2021). Don’t go down the rabbit hole: Critical thinking, as we’re taught to do it, isn’t helping in the fight against misinformation. The New York Times.
- Wolfe, M. (2018). Skim reading is the new normal. The effect on society is profound. The Guardian.
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