Argument-Checking: A Critical Pedagogy Approach to Digital Literacy

A cura di: Ciracì, Fabio ; Miglietta, Giulia ; Gatto, Carola (2022) AIUCD 2022 - Proceedings. p. 269. ISBN 9788894253566. DOI 10.6092/unibo/amsacta/6848. In: Quaderni di Umanistica Digitale

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Ruben Brave

Make Great Again Media (MMGA)

Federica Russo

University of Amsterdam

Jean Wagemans

ACLC Argumentation and Rhetoric

Date Written: January 20, 2022

Abstract

The digital revolution brought about unprecedented changes in people’s daily lives as well as in techno-scientific contexts. In this paper, we address the problem of information overload people experience in online media, news outlets, and social media. The problem is well-known for its negative influence on the quality of online information, with abundant discussion on the promise of fact-checking and the potential role of censorship and moderation by social media. We instead discuss the issue from the perspective of digital literacy; specifically, we advance the view that our procedure of argument-checking can enhance such literacy, as a form of critical pedagogy, thereby contributing to improving the quality of online information.

Keywords: argument-checking; critical pedagogy; critical thinking; digital literacy; information overload

Suggested Citation

Brave, Ruben and Russo, Federica and Wagemans, Jean, Argument-Checking: A Critical Pedagogy Approach to Digital Literacy (January 20, 2022). A cura di: Ciracì, Fabio ; Miglietta, Giulia ; Gatto, Carola (2022) AIUCD 2022 - Proceedings. p. 269. ISBN 9788894253566. DOI 10.6092/unibo/amsacta/6848. In: Quaderni di Umanistica Digitale, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=4016734

Ruben Brave

Make Great Again Media (MMGA) ( email )

Netherlands

Federica Russo

University of Amsterdam ( email )

Spui 21
Amsterdam, 1018 WB
Netherlands

Jean Wagemans (Contact Author)

ACLC Argumentation and Rhetoric ( email )

Spuistraat 134
Amsterdam, 1012 VB
Netherlands

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