The Information Literacy Journal Club will meet on Thursday 14 May at 12:00, Paris time (local time). It will be led by Michael Stoepel from the American University of Paris (AUP) and Krasimir Spasov from the American University in Bulgaria (AUBG). We will discuss the article below written by David Gooblar in 2018 which keeps all its importance during the wake of Covid-19. The discussion is intended to continue our discussion about the Future of Teaching Information Literacy during the 2020 Kuwait Conference.
Find here the article that we will discuss: “How to Teach Information Literacy in an Era of Lies” (David Gooblar, 2018).
Here are some discussion questions :
- The article suggests different ways of approaching information literacy instruction – “lateral reading” (Stanford Study) and looking at your “own fault lines” (Danah Boyd). Do you think that those suggestions are new approaches to information literacy instruction?
- Is the way of how you teach information literacy today adapted to the “era of lies” as David Gooblar calls it? Are fact-checkers becoming more reliable? Should we teach students to use them?
- Should information literacy instruction include different approaches from different disciplines such as psychological aspects of information literacy, aspects of news and media literacy?
- What might be the risks or challenges of inserting those suggestions into an information literacy course or one-shot session? Is it possible?
- Given the context of an “era of lies”, how do you see the future of teaching information literacy? Have you thought about changing your information literacy instruction in the near future? Why and why not?
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