News Can you tell fact from fiction in the news? Most students can’t.

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    Leanne Morgan Administrator Staff Member

    Can you tell fact from fiction in the news? Most students can’t.
    September 10, 2018
    Kathleen Williams and Jocelyn Nettlefold

    "Social media platforms are now the main source of news for Australians aged 18 to 24."

    Despite this, recent studies have shown that young Australians are not confident about spotting false news online. The authors of this article, from the University of Tasmania, call for dedicated curricula, professional development and resources to boost critical thinking about media, in and beyond the classroom.

    Read more here.


    What strategies do you use in your teaching to encourage critical thinking about social media and other news content?
     

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