Workshop materials (slides, outline, and worksheet) on learning to evaluate materials and reflecting on cognitive biases.
Reliability of Sources discusses what makes information reliable and explores one model for evaluating reliability (CRAAP). Students learn to point out and apply criteria that can be used to judge the reliability of information.
Open source textbook that explores approaches to evaluating the information in social media streams. By Mike Caufield, director of blended and networked learning at Washington State University Vancouver.
Report on the abilities of students and the general public to evaluate news information, and approaches to teach news literacy. James Klurfeld and Howard Schneider, June 2014. Center for Effective Public Management at Brookings.
Chronicle of Higher Education, November 9, 2017.
Reports on a Stanford History Education Group study showing that professional fact-checkers used methods most likely to result in an accurate evaluation of websites.
King and Kitchner’s work that chronicles “the development of epistemic assumptions and how young adults and adults learn to make truly reflective judgments.” The page dedicated to educational implications is particularly useful as a reference for developing classroom activities and assignments.