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SLJ: Enough with the CRAAP: We’re just not doing it right

Enough with the CRAAP: We’re just not doing it right

“It’s not the web it used to be and our traditional approaches to teaching about it no longer make sense. In fact, we teach strategies that often fail our students.

“When confronted with dubious claims, Caulfield’s SIFT (The Four Moves) suggests students:

Check for previous work: Look around to see if someone else has already fact-checked the claim or provided a synthesis of research.

Go upstream to the source: Go “upstream” to the source of the claim. Most web content is not original. Get to the original source to understand the trustworthiness of the information.

Read laterally:  Once you get to the source of a claim, read what other people say about the source (publication, author, etc.). The truth is in the network.

Circle back: If you get lost, hit dead ends, or find yourself going down an increasingly confusing rabbit hole, back up and start over knowing what you know now. You’re likely to take a more informed path with different search terms and better decisions.

Michael Caulfield’s Four Moves & A Habit”

 

 

Posted on: November 22, 2020, 7:00 am Category: Uncategorized

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