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Communicating STEM-- Nov 27

Welcome and Learning Outcomes

Welcome to your Rehearsal for Real Life! Today we are going to discuss how to use Library Research to inform not just yourself in the process of understanding the argument of the other side, but potentially also give you the tools to help others learn how to inform themselves too.

Our goals for today:

Review our Media Literacy and SIFT process--Learn to Communicate how Media Communicates

Short overview of Zotero--for sorting through the SIFT

When all else fails, what is your exit strategy for communication break down?

"I have a foreboding of an America in my children's or grandchildren's time -- when the United States is a service and information economy; when nearly all the manufacturing industries have slipped away to other countries; when awesome technological powers are in the hands of a very few, and no one representing the public interest can even grasp the issues; when the people have lost the ability to set their own agendas or knowledgeably question those in authority; when, clutching our crystals and nervously consulting our horoscopes, our critical faculties in decline, unable to distinguish between what feels good and what's true, we slide, almost without noticing, back into superstition and darkness..." -Carl Sagan, The Demon Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark

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