The course aims to help students develop an understanding and practice of Empathetic Information Literacy, which is conceptualized as
This page presents my rationale for developing Fake News as a theme-based course for first-year writing.
- what truth is
- why we should care
- how we might practically sort out the distortions we encounter.?
The 2nd unit gives students a chance to practice the 5 five moves of empathetic information literacy:
The 3rd unit gives students a chance to apply the moves again, this time on their own individual research essays.
The final (and shortest) unit asks students to reflect on what they have learned and on how they may use it in the future.