Questioning

A selection of resources to help you develop your questioning skills.

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Questioning is the literacy which enables learners to analyse, evaluate, interpret and think critically about information. Questioning, sometimes referred to as critical literacy, sits closely with the literacy of understanding.

Thinking critically about your sources – analysing, evaluating and synthesising information – is an essential part of your studies at university level.

Your work will benefit from using the best evidence and information available, and showing you have researched your question and have reliable evidence to back your arguments.

Watch the video above, or see it in Kaltura: What is critical thinking, and why is it important?


Resources

Evaluating information and critical thinking [online tutorial]

Learn how to think critically about your information sources, and evaluate information that you find to ensure that it is reliable, accurate, of good quality, and relevant to your assignment.

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Understanding and questioning images using the five step process [online tutorial]

Learn how to use the five step process to analyse and question images, and understand what an image can tell you, both explicitly and implicitly.  

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Questioning and evaluating information [workshop]

In this workshop you will consider how to critically evaluate information when undertaking independent research and use tools and data available to apply this to relevant resources.

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Decolonising your bibliography [workshop]

In this reflective session, you will explore how issues such as the inherent valuation of certain types of knowledge can lead to some information sources being valued over others, and to significant omissions of minority perspectives, in research- including in your own bibliographies.

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The Fake News Game

Fake news is all around us - see if you can find the stories you think are untrustworthy to see how well you can spot fake news! This game will help you to learn what to look for when evaluating your sources.

Play The Fake News Game

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Disability History Month Reading Group- Call me Ahab, Anne Finger [reading group]

As part of our Reading for Diversity series, the Library is teaming up with BookSoc to read and discuss ‘Call me Ahab’ by Anne Finger, a book selected by students in honour of Disability History Month.

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