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Friday, April 6 • 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Cultivating Critical Thinking in an Age of “Fake News”

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This session provides a forum to discuss the increasing challenges we all face in finding, evaluating, and synthesizing news from various sources, as well as techniques to address these challenges with community college students. What makes information reliable? How do we tell fact from fiction? What does it mean to be informed? Are there objective facts, and how do we find them? We will showcase the work we have initiated to engage students in frank, realistic discussions about media as part of the introductory sociology curriculum, and also solicit ideas and insights from session participants.

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Tim Dolan

Librarian, Greenfield Community College
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Linda McCarthy

Professor, Greenfield Community College
Linda joined Greenfield Community College in 2004. She teaches both face to face and online, and was key in helping faculty at GCC move online during the pandemic. Along with Principles of Sociology, she teaches Social Inequality, Sociology of Gender, Sociology of Human Sexuality... Read More →

Friday April 6, 2018 1:30pm - 2:15pm EDT
H-204 Hawthorne Hall