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February 2, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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‘Children must be trained to fight fake news’

Fake news, propaganda, misinformation: the media, says one prominent journalist, has reached its ‘nadir’. And another columnist says children should be taught to separate fact from fiction. The Day reports on recent debate over how – and whether – to … Continue reading

January 17, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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How to Study Effectively

Studying is a necessary evil when you are in school/college and so we have put together some handy study techniques and advice including how best to study for exams in our guide: Effective Study Skills – ©Study Medicine Europe, 2016 … Continue reading

January 17, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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Study Skills Event: Growth Mindset

Remember that Brechin Community Campus is holding a Study Skills Event, Thursday 19th January, 18.30 – Having a Growth Mindset has been shown to improve your ability to learn and develop your skills. Which mindset do you think you have? … Continue reading

January 16, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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Ten Questions for Fake News Detection

Check out this handy pdf from The News Literacy Project for spotting ‘fake news’ – “Use the questions [to] assess the likelihood that a piece of information is fake news. The more red flags you circle, the more skeptical you … Continue reading

January 10, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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If you want to save democracy, learn to think like a scientist

In this new age of social media, our news is no longer being filtered through major media outlets that have teams of meticulous and principled fact checkers. As a result, empiricism is more important than ever. We all must be trained to navigate through the false information, and we can do that by thinking like scientists. Continue reading

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