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Education... is not the learning of many facts, but the training of the mind to think - Einstein

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.

What is critical thinking, and why is it important? [video]

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The Fake News Game [online tutorial]

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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.

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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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Evaluating information and critical thinking [online tutorial]

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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]

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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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