Students are shown some optical illusions and marketing techniques to help them recognise that we don’t always see what we think we see and that our brains can be tricked.
Through a simulation, students are exposed to two tools that can be used to misinform people through the use of emotive language and the expert fallacy.
The stimulus materials from the simulation are unpacked to equip students with skills they can use to validate the messages they are receiving
Students consider what makes an expert, the benefits of listening to experts and when it may be necessary to dig deeper before following their advice.
I Resolve To
Participants reflect on what they have learnt and by completing their own ‘I Resolve To…’ card make a commitment for future action.