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Neil Andersen

Critical Thinking: Solution or Problem?

Recent populist political victories have caused pundits to wonder if public education has failed and democracy is at risk. Some wonder, “How can people who are openly racist, sexist, xenophobic and vulgar get elected in democracies that pride themselves on their voters’ education?” danah boyd wonders if education—and specifically media …

Neil Anderson

Neil Anderson: President, AML Profession:   Speaker, teacher, author, consultant Title:   President, Association for Media Literacy; Editorial Board, Journal of Media Literacy; Education Committee, MediaSmarts Affiliations:   MediaSmarts, Journal of Media Literacy Email: mediacy at sympatico.ca Speaking Topics: Understanding and managing media at home Media Violence and Real-life Violence Media and the Brain: thinking …