ERIC Number: EJ1230810
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Abstractor: As Provided
"L'esprit Critique" in the Era of Fake News and Alternative Facts
Polk, Randi L.
Journal of College Reading and Learning, v49 n3 p260-265 2019
In this short piece, the author provides some background on critical thinking and reading in the unprecedented times of the Donald J. Trump administration where truth is gleaned only through careful consideration of multiple perspectives and sources. Readers will learn more about the French "esprit critique" as a means to teaching critical inquiry, particularly in the postsecondary classroom.
Descriptors: Credibility, News Reporting, Critical Reading, Critical Thinking, Presidents, Media Literacy, Social Media, Ideology, Inquiry, Bias, Information Literacy, Curriculum Implementation, College Curriculum
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Postsecondary Education; Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A