Search Engines and Critical Thinking, Evaluation and Investigation

Michael F. Shaughnessy, Mark Viner, Cynthia Kleyn Kennedy


Increasingly, teachers are assigning work involving internet searches and students are increasingly employing the Internet to procure at least preliminary information. However, the vast majority of teachers fail to teach critical analysis of material posted on the Web. This paper will explore this issue and examine the need for instruction in critical thinking regarding sources on the Internet.

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