AbstractCritical thinking is often cited as a goal of learning within sociological pedagogy. However, students are often confused about what constitutes critical thinking and how it can be used in their daily lives. Simultaneously, students find themselves in a hyperpolarized media environment, where the practice of media literacy is crucial. Sociology offers...
- Subject Area(s):
- Introduction to Sociology/Social Problems
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- Class Level(s):
- Any Level
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Usage NotesA short in-class assignment and activity.
Learning Goals and Assessments
- Introduce students to the precepts of critical thinking and logic.
- Understand logical fallacies and why they are misleading.
- Practice analyzing their world from a critical perspective by searching for logical fallacies.
- An in-class assignment.
- An in-class assignment and future exam questions.
- A short in-class assignment and activity.