Fact checking and fake news – ideas for teachers to help critical thinking (UKEdConf20)

🆕📽️🌍🗣️ Earlier this month I was delighted to take part in the UKEdChat Online Conference 2020. This vlog offers a recording and summary of my contribution, covering some ideas how we teachers can aid learning through fact checking, fake news and cognitive bias. Also, find out how you can use my UKEdConf2020 talk as part of a certified UKEdChat CPD course.

Fake News? Think Critically…

Without delving too much into politics, it is of this geographer's opinion that current affairs demonstrate how crucial the current need is for critical thinking. This blog entry looks into the importance of thinking critically, a tool to help fight 'fake news', and some resources to demonstrate that teaching skills (like critical thinking) can happen in tandem with teaching content.

Not by halves: The IPCC’s Special Report 15

Climate scientists report that now 'a half' is more important than ever, not to be done by halves. Sustainable development, particular energy, has a large role to play. Featuring @WEMCouncil, @IPCC_CH, @ConnectSDGs, @TheEnergyMix #icem2019denmark