Wednesday, September 18, 2013

"Cultivating Curiosity in These Our Distracted, Polarized, Irate, Ill-Informed Times"

Monday, September 23, 2013, 4:15 pm in Peeler Auditorium.

Richard Miller (Rutgers University) will present a public lecture on the challenges for public education in an era of ubiquitous digital information. Miller describes the focus of his talk this way: “Educators have always worked to unsettle confirmation bias--the tendency we all have to seek out information that confirms our biases. But what are educators to do now that the algorithms of the search engines, the online shopping sites, and the many forms of social media all generate bias-confirming information that seeks us out? This talk will discuss how the shift from a paper-based world to a screen-based world requires a redefinition of both the form and the function of public education.”

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