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Not Your Story to Tell: Helping Students Question Their Own Credibility in a Post-Truth Society

Abstract

The OED’s 2016 word of the year was “post-truth,” acknowledging the fake news phenomenon and the public insistence that opinions are as valid as fact. Our students arrive in FYW having grown up in this world, so it’s no wonder that their opinions are formed. To them, the purpose of research is to find support for your idea. The presenter will share strategies for questioning, listening, and holding space for others, encouraging students’ critical thinking. Let’s help students resist the post-truth society’s rhetoric rather than contribute to it.

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Apr 6th, 9:00 AM Apr 6th, 9:50 AM

Not Your Story to Tell: Helping Students Question Their Own Credibility in a Post-Truth Society

Room 204

The OED’s 2016 word of the year was “post-truth,” acknowledging the fake news phenomenon and the public insistence that opinions are as valid as fact. Our students arrive in FYW having grown up in this world, so it’s no wonder that their opinions are formed. To them, the purpose of research is to find support for your idea. The presenter will share strategies for questioning, listening, and holding space for others, encouraging students’ critical thinking. Let’s help students resist the post-truth society’s rhetoric rather than contribute to it.