ERIC Number: EJ885519
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Apr
Reference Count: 41
Critical Thinking for the Cyberage
Frechette, Julie D.
Yearbook of the National Society for the Study of Education, v104 n1 p100-118 Apr 2005
This chapter will address questions centered on the integration of new telecommunications technology in the classroom by responding to concerns over Internet access and content through media literacy initiatives. While much research about online computer technology focuses on the communication "end"-goal of accessing the "Information Superhighway," this chapter will explore the "means" through which technological access is deployed, essentially asking the questions: what does it means to be literate in the information age, how can information literacy be initiated, and how can the learning process be transformed? Ultimately, the main objective of this chapter is to enable educators to develop curricula that encourage students to judge the validity and worth of Internet content as they strive to become critically autonomous in a technological world.
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Telecommunications, Media Literacy, Information Literacy, Internet, Technology Integration, Learning Processes, Computer Literacy, Technology Education, Curriculum Design, Thinking Skills, Information Technology, Critical Thinking, Teaching Methods, Multimedia Materials, Definitions, Educational Objectives, Role of Education, Educational Principles
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