Unre”Lie”able Sources of “Fake News”

Where is the starting point for discussions on truth? What strategies do educators employ to strategically discuss ‘objectivity’ from their own subjective positions in the classroom or online? How can faculty assist and equip students to become more ‘critical consumers’ of the information they receive online? What are the differences in ‘information’ versus ‘knowledge’ and how can students ‘unpack’ the types of ‘information’ and or ‘knowledge’ they encounter in multiple social media sites? These are some of the questions that are critically explored as faculty challenge and are confronted by contemporary versions of re’lie’able sources of ‘fake news. In a culture of alternative facts and multiple truths in the public sphere that is mirrored in classroom debates, how should faculty address what is truth?

Pedagogy, Curriculum, Special Instruction

Pedagogy and Curriculum

Paper Presentation in a Themed Session

  • Dr. Elaine Correa
    • Professor & Chair, Child, Adolescent, and Family Studies, California State University, Bakersfield, United States California, United States
  • Andrea Anderson
    • Librarian/ Library Instruction Coordinator, Walter W. Stiern Library, California State University, Bakersfield, United States United States