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ERIC Number: EJ817842
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Nov
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 4
ISSN: ISSN-0887-2376
Media and Science: Developing Skepticism and Critical Thinking
Thier, Marlene
Science Scope, v32 n3 p20-23 Nov 2008
Science lessons can encourage students to view data with a scientists' skeptical eye--especially now that so much unrefereed information is online, in advertising, and in other media sources. In developing the skills of media literacy as part of science studies, students learn to dissect advertisements and other more subtle media messages to discern bias and hidden meanings. Therefore, The Key Media Literacy Questions (Thier and Davis 2002) and Media-analysis activities described in this article can help students develop a healthy skepticism of media and hone their critical-thinking skills. (Contains 6 resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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