WCWTPs1e7 How to tell the difference between fact and fiction on a ‘post-truth’ internet

Welcome to Season 1, Episode 7 of the show. Who cares? What’s the point? The podcast about the mind for people who think.

In this episode, I talk with Professor Sam Wineburg at the Graduate School of Education at Stanford University in the USA.   We talk about his involvement a project looking at how people evaluate information online, and how poorly we can perform at tasks designed to see how we do this. 

A report accompanying the project can be found here: 

sheg.stanford.edu/upload/V3LessonPlans/Executive%20Summary%2011.21.16.pdf

And a media report here:

http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2016/11/02/why-students-cant-google-their-way-to.html

I hope you find our conversation interesting and thought-provoking.

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