Information Evaluation: Teaching Students to Detect Bias, Fake, and Manipulation. Ukrainian perspective

Висоцька / Борисенко, Оксана Анатоліївна and Висоцька, Соломія Сергіївна (2020) Information Evaluation: Teaching Students to Detect Bias, Fake, and Manipulation. Ukrainian perspective Science and Education in New Dimension. Pedagogy and Psychology, VIII (94). pp. 81-86. ISSN 2308-5258

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Abstract

In any part of today's digital world people easily get access to any information; they can disseminate it as well as create it by themselves. Modern people are overloaded with information; however, there is no guarantee that information they deal with is true. It may be biased, distorted or even untruthful, used for propaganda and manipulation. That makes the ability to critically evaluate information a survival skill, especially in Ukraine against which the war was waged, including the information one. Thus, there is urgent necessity to develop media literacy, to teach citizens, especially young people, to tell truth from fake and to detect bias and manipulation. In this respect it is required to include the course of media education as a compulsory one into school and university curricula, into programs of training and upgrading professionals, to offer online media education to those who wish to master it, etc. The analysis of relevant rich experience of western democracies in the area may be of great value for Ukraine in conditions of war and political instability. The present paper is aimed at presenting and analyzing available strategies and devices which may be used when teaching students and which make it possible to evaluate information, to identify its reliability, and to distinguish truth from propaganda, manipulation and falsehood.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: bias; evaluation; fake; information; manipulation; propaganda
Subjects: Статті у наукометричних базах > Index Copernicus
Divisions: Це архівні підрозділи > Кафедра англійської філології та перекладу
Depositing User: доцент Оксана Анатоліївна Висоцька
Date Deposited: 23 Nov 2020 14:52
Last Modified: 23 Nov 2020 14:52
URI: https://elibrary.kubg.edu.ua/id/eprint/32706

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