Teaching students about context teaches those who may be underconfident or underprepared that they are not the only ones with more to learn. That it’s possible to be an expert in one research context but a complete novice in another and that everyone has to learn how to navigate research contexts that are new to them.
Ideally, one of the bookcases would actually prove to be a door leading into a small bedroom for I wouldn’t want to be too far from my precious living objects if I don’t have to.. And bookcase ladders! That would be fun to have around.. to climb and read sitting on them…
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It’s an expansion of traditional literacy that accounts for all the ways we process and produce information. The goal of media literacy education is to empower active citizens to be critical thinkers and responsible producers of media.
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There are certan moments in history when an economy is propped up by something we don’t want. The biggest example of this is slavery in the 1800s. There was a point at which slavery was propping up the entire world economy. You couldn’t just say “we don’t want to do this anymore, let’s just suck it out of the economy” — the whole economy would collapse (if you did that). But the British Empire, when they decided to abolish slavery, they had to give up 2% of GDP every year for 60 years.
“Yuval Noah Harari and Tristan Harris interviewed by Wired” [50:15 – 51:15]
Keywords: feature , media education , media literacy , orson welles , pictures in our head , stereotypes , walter lippman , war of the worlds
Psychologists sometimes call them “schema.” They are also known as constructs, hypotheses, expectations, organizing principles, frames, scripts, plans, prototypes, or even (this one from psychology) “implication molecules”. Walter Lippmann called them “stereotypes.” And so all of us have schema- these shorthands of memory that make us understand things as they are! When we see bricks stacked in a certain manner, we perceive a house, we see wood put together in certain form we perceive a chair or a table. Our past experiences with life and its processes build our schema over a period of time. While the advantages are apparent, what concerns us is the blindness these schema produce. The moment these schema become a part of collective memory they form stereotypes and slowly the stereotypes create a narrative that is difficult to break.
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I no more than activated my accounts, and several men pretending to be doctor’s serving in the military stationed abroad messaged me to declare their undying love. They said my profile was compelling. I hadn’t had the apps more than two minutes and had no profile yet.
There are also many “fake news” websites that compete for attention with sensational headlines and ridiculous storylines that tend to get shared more often due to the lack of readers fact checking or reading more than the headline. That means that authentic content is hard to come by now. In fact, fake news is actually more likely to spread than the truth.
Keywords: international literacy day, covid, digital divide
For long, I have been a strong advocate of the importance of digital literacy on par with basic literacy. Today, as we stare at a new normal where physical interactions are replaced by virtual existence, we realize that we need more action on digital inclusion and we need it now.
Even under ideal conditions, most people struggle to reliably evaluate the quality of information they encounter online because they lack the skills and contextual knowledge required to effectively distinguish between high- and low-quality news content.