Teaching students to be sceptical | missdcox

I’ve touched on this before when talking about critique. However with recent political events I think students need to be taught how to be sceptical.

This week in my year 11 classes I have got them to consider these terms in relation to a continuum of belief. The main part of the lesson focused on extremism but I paused for a moment to tell them how they must become more sceptical.

Why?

 

Their first reaction to a piece or text or media should be to quickly internally assess it.
Where is it from?
Why was it created?
Who created it?
Who is the intended audience?
Is it accurate?
What bias…

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