|Monday, 23 March 2020
7.00 pm to 8.00 pm AEST, Brisbane, QLD
Non-member registration $40.00 for this webinar replay. Register here.
Teaching Students to be Critical Online Learners [Replay]
Content presented by Fiona Sharman, Teacher Librarian, Roseville College
[As we are in Daylight Saving Time in Australia, please check the time of the webinar for your time zone, e.g. NSW, ACT, VIC, TAS = 8.00 pm, QLD = 7.00 pm, SA = 7.30 pm, NT = 6.30 pm, WA = 5.00 pm]
In a ‘post-truth’ world, it is more important than ever to equip students with the critical thinking skills they need to make reasoned judgments about online news and social media content. During this session, Fiona will share how her school library responded to its concern about the preparedness of students to use reasoning to reach informed conclusions about what they read or view online. This includes a focus on ‘Fake News’, the increasing sophistication of ‘native advertising’, the viral nature of Social Media news stories, and the corruptibility of online image and video content.
Inspired by a 2016 Stanford History Education Group (SHEG) study, Roseville College developed its own three-year action research project that emulated SHEG’s study and adapted year 7 Information Literacy lessons to build student capacity to be critical online learners. Fiona will discuss this action research journey, its findings and suggest digital tools and lesson ideas that can be adopted to build your students’ skills as critical online learners.
After attending, participants will:
- Develop their understanding of how to effectively measure students’ critical thinking skills in regards to online news, advertising and social media content
- Gain access to Roseville College’s full 3 year action reports, graphs and methodology
- Be provided with examples of how to create meaningful lessons that encourage critical thinking and develop student online information skills
- Discover some emerging technologies that are specifically designed to analyse various social media content for reliability, authenticity and source provenance
Fiona Sharman is an English/History/Sociology teacher who now works as a qualified Teacher-Librarian. She is passionate about teaching critical thinking skills and enjoys supporting all students to develop their ability to engage in higher order thinking in their learning. When not at school, Fiona loves visiting family in the country, horse riding, sailing and generally escaping from the city!
For all States and Territories:
This webinar addresses the following Australian Professional Standards for Teachers at Proficient:
3.3 – Using teaching strategies
3.4 – Select and use resources
For New South Wales:
Completing Teaching Students to be Critical Online Learners will contribute 1 hour of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Registered PD addressing 3.3.2 and 3.4.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.
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