Knowledge Justifications: Experts

– How is knowledge accepted or rejected?

– How does knowledge gain or lose status?

-What are the responsibilities of the “knower”?

-What role does intuition play in knowledge?

-Why is healthy skepticism important?

-What are the justifications of knowledge?

-What do we mean when we say “expert”?

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What about the Internet?

It’s very important for us to critically examine what we find on the Internet, especially since that has become our go-to place for information.

One tool is called the CRAAP TEST. (see pdf below)

CRAAP test_eval_websites

Go to a Web site you are using for your EE or for another school project OR choose a random but still appropriate site. Follow the CRAAP test and record your findings on your blog.

Let’s check out this VIDEO:

and this one “Are They as Savvy as They Seem?”

corresponding blog post: “Being a Digital Native Isn’t Enough”

This is your Brain on Google:

Correspondent Rushkoff observes: “We Americans value our freedom of choice—choice in the marketplace of goods, and choice in what has become a marketplace of ideas. When the same persuasion industry is engaged to influence these very different kinds of decision-making, it’s easy for our roles as consumers and our roles as citizens to get blurred. By revealing some of the most effective practices of the persuasion business, we may better understand our choices and perhaps make wiser ones.”

Find out more about how the media shapes our thinking and decision-making with this great series we’ll be exploring in and out of class:

Frontline Series: The Persuaders

***we’ll especially look at the section on “Narrowcasting” in politics

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