Learning Exercise

Subject-specific or universal censorship?

Do censorship practices differ by subject or format? Students analyze readings as a basis for their stances.

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Exercise

Do censorship practices and consequences vary by subject of format?

1. Small groups of students choose one set of reading lists, and each person analyzes one reading in terms of the censorship issue, reason for censoring, censorship action and consequences. 

2. Each group compares the articles, and synthesizes each point. They then make recommendations about dealing with the censorship issue.

3. Pairs of groups compare issues, and determine how subject-specific or universal censorship is -- as well as ways to deal with it.

Topics

censorship, freedom of speech, ICT literacy, digital citizenshp

Type of Task

Learning Objectives

Analyze a censorship issue

Discuss the extent that censorship is subject-defined or universal

Assessment

1. Reading analysis: accuracy, thoroughness, rationale of the censorship issue, reason for censoring, censorship action and consequences. 

2. Group analysis and synthesis: accuracy, thoroughness, rationale of the censorship issue, reason for censoring, censorship action and consequences, and recommendations about dealing with the censorship issue.

3. Group comparison of censorship issues: accuracy, thoroughness, rationale of their stance on the subject-specificity or universality of censorship.