Digital Media and Citizenship Education- Perils and Possibilities with Dr. Alan Sears

n this episode Dr. Alan Sears, Professor Emeritus in Education at the University of New Brunswick, joins pre-service teachers Evan Beck, Daniel Lam, and Angela Tran from the University of Calgary. Dr Sears discusses his article Dark Clouds and Silver Linings: The Perils and Possibilities of Digital Media for Citizenship: https://www.edcan.ca/articles/dark-clouds-and-silver-linings/

Given the dangers of misinformation and its prevalence in our social media age, Dr. Sears discusses the need for educators to help students critically assess the validity of information and how to engage with people who have been misinformed. The conversation focused on strategies that educators can adopt to help their students engage in critical media literacy when consuming information about current events and societal issues.

Dr. Alan Sears faculty page: https://www.unb.ca/faculty/emeritus/honorees/fredericton/qtou/sears.html

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