Title

Critical Information/News Literacy and the Flipped Classroom: Student Evaluations of Information Searching and Analysis

Author ORCID Identifier

https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8270-0363

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

6-1-2020

Publication Title

Journalism and Mass Communication Educator

Volume

75

Issue

2

First Page

210

Last Page

225

DOI

10.1177/1077695819893171

Keywords

confirmation bias, critical information literacy, flipped classroom, higher education

Abstract

This article reports students’ responses to a critical information literacy course. The course has two unique elements which differentiate it from other information and media literacy courses: an assignment about confirmation bias and a facilitating, rather than an “expert” role for faculty to play in the course. After a review of key course elements, analysis of students’ anonymous reflection papers completed at the semester’s end is detailed. The data show students enthusiastically embraced the course.

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