1.3 Knowledge Constructor

Students critically curate a variety of resources using digital tools to construct knowledge, produce creative artifacts and make meaningful learning experiences for themselves and others.

To have our students critically curate various resources using digital tools, Recognizing Confirmation Bias in Digital Age is critical for educators and students to examine online media sources and identify underlying assumptions.   

In my post, it listed steps to help students to confront confirmation bias by using examples in teaching: 

  1. Define Confirmation Bias  
  2. Conceptualize Confirmation Bias with an Activity  
  3. Connect Confirmation Bias and Digital Citizenship  
  4. Develop Strategies to Overcome Confirmation Bias  
  5. Put These Strategies into Action  

I also shared strategies for students to improve their reasoning process from my research: 

  • If you have an opinion on a subject, assume that said opinion is wrong.  
  • When looking for evidence (inputs), look for evidence that may poke holes in the original point of view.  
  • The more input (evidence) you have, the more outputs (data, facts) you can produce.  
  • Verify that your information is coming from a reliable source.  
  • Always be willing to change your mind in the face of more evidence.