- What are some student-friendly “scam scenarios” that you could use in the classroom for encouraging students to critically think about messages they receive?
From my point of view, there are five factors which use in the classroom for encouraging students to critically think about messages they receive: firstly, young people should look at the context of the article ( time for publication, place of publication, the changed events since this message, any information which can change your view). Secondly, they need to check the credibility of the source (is it actually an advertisement posings a real news story? does the author cite credible sources?… so on). Furthermore, youngsters might analyze the constructions of the article (what is the bias? are there any loaded words?). Next, this is corroboration of the information with other credible news sources. Make sure that it is not the only source making the claim, if it is there’s a good chance but it’s actually not true. Finally, people must compare this information to other new sources to get different perspectives. They can find other credible sources from other areas of the ideological or political spectrum to provide nuance and get a bigger picture of what’s actually happening.
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