Knowledge Justifications: Experts

THINK…

– How is knowledge accepted or rejected?

– How does knowledge gain or lose status?

-What are the responsibilities of the “knower”?

-What role does intuition play in knowledge?

-Why is healthy skepticism important?

-What are the justifications of knowledge?

-What do we mean when we say “expert”?

***backchannel using #tokkailua and someone should start chat by saying: “Starting TOK TED talk chat Noreena Hertz How to Use Experts and When Not To #tokkailua”

Be sure to check out the VERY intelligent comments here: http://www.ted.com/talks/noreena_hertz_how_to_use_experts_and_when_not_to.html

and this on TED convos: http://www.ted.com/conversations/609/how_do_we_know_what_we_know_a.html

THE TROUBLE WITH EXPERTS

***backchannel using #tokkailua and someone should start chat by saying :” Starting chat on film “The Trouble with Experts #tokkailua”

(accompanying write-up) http://www.creativitypost.com/pop-culture/the_trouble_with_experts

HOW MUCH DO WE BLINDLY TRUST?

Correspondent Rushkoff observes: “We Americans value our freedom of choice—choice in the marketplace of goods, and choice in what has become a marketplace of ideas. When the same persuasion industry is engaged to influence these very different kinds of decision-making, it’s easy for our roles as consumers and our roles as citizens to get blurred. By revealing some of the most effective practices of the persuasion business, we may better understand our choices and perhaps make wiser ones.”

Find out more about how the media shapes our thinking and decision-making with this great series we’ll be exploring in and out of class:

Frontline Series: The Persuaders (see FULL MOVIE)

***we’ll especially look at the section on “Narrowcasting” in politics

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Check out the discussion forum

Think Ahead (will be assigned next time): 

After another post on Web Literacy and “Crap Detection”, you will be asked to Create a Visual Message informing or cautioning the public (sort of like a PSA) about any of the issues from this blog post or the post on “Crap Detection” and Web Literacy.

1. Pick the issue and think about how you can simply but effectively get the message across.

2. Include a call to action of some sort

Medium suggestions: Poster (analog or digital); short film or commercial; PhotoEssay, rap or song with accompanying video; art-piece (2 or 3 D)

Goal: is to be effective, informing, inspiring, and to use more visual, less text/words

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