TeacherCNB771 karma2019-03-10 18:52:48 UTC
I teach social science to 16-18 year olds, and I put a lot of effort into teaching them critical thinking. I recommended your documentary last week, after a lesson about conspiracy theories and how it can lead to hatred and violence, after one of them asked me how they could tell the difference between critical thinking and conspiracies. Your film gives such a beautifully clear picture of this difference, focussing on the scientific method. What do you think we need to do MORE or LESS of in the educational system to nurture curiosity and creativity, at the same time as respect for science and established truths? Edit: OMG Gold! I shall cherish it forever, thank you!
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TeacherCNB144 karma2019-03-10 20:07:29 UTC
ouch. I feel your pain. My mum is a climate denier, and it's impossible to discuss the issue with her, she is so deep into the rabbit hole. For her it started when she retired, and started spending time on youtube. She will give more weight to an argument coming from a single youtuber than scientific facts from a whole community of scientists. I will try the respectfully engaging in dialogue-method as modelled in the film, more.
TeacherCNB89 karma2019-03-10 20:14:44 UTC
Thank you, great advice, I will bring it back to the classroom. PS: one of my students messaged my last night (a saturday night) just to say how important she felt the take-away of your film was, she asked me if we could look more into the subject matter in class!
TeacherCNB46 karma2019-03-10 19:47:03 UTC
sure - we were looking at the 22.july attacks (am Norwegian) and looked at the hatred against the Labour party that led the terrorist to attack a bunch of harmless kids. This hatred came from the Eurabia-conspiracy, saying that the politicians have conspired with muslims to flood Europe bla bla. Also comparing that to the Jew-conspiracies that Hitler also based alot of his propaganda on. EDIT: spelling.
TeacherCNB21 karma2019-03-10 19:39:17 UTC
I loved this sentiment in the film...respectfully engaging in stead of shaming, the latter is so easy, though, in this case.
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