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Google is Not God: We Need a New Philosophy for Education and Technology

Google is not God, but the omnipresent search engine commands an unworldly level of trust from its followers. 

 

If they’re naive at Googling, it’s because the ability to judge information is almost never taught in school. Under 2001′s No Child Left Behind Act, elementary and high schools focus on prepping their pupils for reading and math exams.

 

===> And by the time kids get to college, professors assume they already have this skill. <===

 

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Overloaded with information, students need critical thinking skills - University World News

Overloaded with information, students need critical thinking skills - University World News | Library Web 2.0 skills | Scoop.it

Students today have unprecedented access to information. According to educator Karl Fisch, in one week of reading The New York Times, an individual will encounter more information than people in the 18th century would have had access to during the entire course of their lives.

 

It is not surprising that in this atmosphere, students appear to be growing increasingly dogmatic and are less able to engage in civil discourse with others with whom they disagree. Perhaps this is because they cannot accurately explain what people who oppose them actually believe. In truth, they often lack consistency in their own beliefs as well.

 

 

 


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