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Discerning Truth in a Post-Fact World: A Friends Education Conference
Students are living and learning in an information landscape in which clicks and shares have become measures of authority, public individuals aren’t held accountable for false statements, and it’s too easy to stay sealed in echo chambers. In the classroom and in homes, students can access facts and answers in a second with the use of technology; it’s easier than ever to access information but harder than ever to think, know, and pursue truth. We will explore how can we teach students to listen for truth in themselves and seek it out in others. What challenges does the “post-truth” era present for educators? How do we define truth? And what do Quaker pedagogy and practice have to offer those teaching and learning in this environment?
The day will include a keynote by Michael Patrick Lynch, UConn Professor of Philosophy; Speaker Fritz Weiss, NEYM presiding clerk, faculty-led workshops, and peer group discussions.
Who should attend? Middle and high school teachers and librarians—but all are welcome!
RSVP information to come soon.
Questions? Please contact Lilly Simmers.