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Media Literacy Guide

This Guide will support Media Literacy education with the intention to promote awareness of media influence and take an active stance towards both consuming and creating media.

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Land Acknowledgement

The shared Nipissing University and Canadore College campus sits on the territory of Nipissing First Nation, the territory of the Anishnabek, within lands protected by the Robinson Huron Treaty of 1850. We are grateful to be able to live and learn on these lands with all our relations. 


Developing Critical Thinking Skills

According to the Oxford English Dictionary, Critical Thinking is "the objective, systematic, and rational analysis and evaluation of factual evidence in order to form a judgement on a subject, issue, etc."

Critical Thinking is one of the key skills necessary for developing strong Media and Digital Literacy abilities. It is essential that every media/digital source is objectively and systemically evaluated for accuracy and truth. Try to use tools such as the Critical Thinking Cheatsheet to evaluate the information being analysed.


Source: Global Professional Learning Network