Tag Archives: critical thinking

Navigating Post-Truth Societies: Strategies, Resources, and Technologies

The blog was originally posted on the AACE Review by Sandra Rogers. The Problem While fake news and information bubbles are not new, awareness of their impact on public opinion has increased. The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) (2016) reported on a study that found secondary and postsecondary students could not distinguish between real and sponsored content in Internet searches. This became apparent

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Interview with the Creators of Hoaxy® from Indiana University

This post was previously published on the AACE Review by Sandra Rogers. Figure 1. A Hoaxy® diffusion network regarding claims about the HPV vaccine. Falsehoods are spread due to biases in the brain, society, and computer algorithms (Ciampaglia & Menczer, 2018). A combined problem is “information overload and limited attention contribute to a degradation of the market’s discriminative power” (Qiu,

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An Observer’s Notes on the Socratic Method in Action

Here are my notes from the dialectic dialogue of the Socratic Seminar: An International Forum on Socratic Teaching held at the Association of Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) conference in Jacksonville, Florida in 2017.  I attended to learn more about the #Socratic method in general but also to learn how to apply it to the academic task of advising doctoral students’ dissertation writing.

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What I’m doing to help combat disinformation online

I’ve spent a lot of time in the past two years reading and figuring out how to use technology and critical thinking to identify false information. I realized that I hadn’t posted anything on my personal blog about it. Instead, I’ve blogged about it on the academic site, the AACE Review. In Navigating Post-Truth Societies, I provided useful strategies, resources,

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Interrelated Processes: Problem-solving, Critical Thinking and Creative Thinking

Do you think that problem solving, critical thinking, and creative thinking are synonymous? In order to solve problems effectively and efficiently, you need to use creative thinking and critical thinking.  Jonassen (2000) created a typology of problem solving.  He identified 11 types of problems: logical problems, algorithms, story problems, rule using problems, decision-making, trouble-shooting, diagnoses solution, strategic performance, case analysis, designs,

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Why I Think Non-violent Video Games Are a Valuable Learning Environment

Gee’s (2007) description of semiotic domains reminds me of what my language peers refer to as multiple literacies; that’s the literacy required to perform a task beyond reading, writing, and arithmetic.  Semiotic domain refers to the ability to detect the signs, symbols, merit, value, and language of a particular activity in order to function properly within it. For example, children

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WebQuest for Creating Critical Thinking Job Aids

I created my first academic Webquest to search for the critical thinking processes particular to a student’s field of study.  For example, I give them key words to use like “thinking frames” + “critical thinking” + “reading” + “medicine”.  Once they find 10 different resources, they are to place at least six key elements into a job aid to help

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Ideas for Teaching Problem-Solving, Critical Thinking and Reasoning

#486971333 / gettyimages.com Note: Last semester, I took a graduate school course on advanced theories of learning.  One of our tasks was to apply the information we learned to describe how we might develop a curriculum for teaching problem-solving, critical thinking, and reasoning.  What follows are my musings on the topic. If I were to teach problem solving, critical thinking, and

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