Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Teaching Black Lives Matter

Thompson, Ayana

IL-Media Literacy

Austin, P., Cardwell, E., Kennedy, C., & Spencer, R. (2016). Introduction: Teaching Black Lives Matter. Radical Teacher, 106. doi:https://doi.org/10.5195/rt.2016.340

Summary: The author shows how teaching Critical Information Literacy (CIL) differs from Information Literacy because it involves skills in the reader being able to discern information in  the context of racial and social contexts. From this vantage point, information takes on a new form, and cannot be separated from its roots, often in injustices.  

Rating: This was an excellent take on evaluating information in the 21st century.  As racism is so deeply rooted in the fabric of our educational institutions, it has blocked voices of marginalized and disadvantaged populations from the information systems we place value on.  Today, social media plays a critical role in bringing these voices to the forefront and must have its place among other valid forms of media.

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