Food Science: What’s there to be critical about?

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Critical thinking skills are very important tools in academic life.
This learning object gives you four criteria, to use in academic life:
Objectivity, Reliability, Accuracy and Relevance

INDHOLD

  • Organic Food Systems are good for the environment!
  • Choose source – and go through the four criteria steps
  • Your first source through criteria #1: Objective
  • Take your first source through criteria #2: Reliability
  • Take your first source through criteria #3: Accuracy
  • Take your first source through criteria #4: Relevance
  • Score and reflection
  • Second source – go through the four criteria steps
  • Take your second source through criteria #1: Objective
  • Take your second source through criteria #2: Reliability
  • Take your second source through criteria #3: Accuracy
  • Take your second source through criteria #4: Relevance
  • Score and reflection
  • Library Resources and guides

Step 1: Organic Food Systems are good for the environment!

“Organic Food Systems are good for the environment!
– organic farming improve biodiversity, eco-efficiency and generally environmental sustainability of food systems.”


Do you agree? YES or NO

Now identify at least five sources supporting the statement.


What’s reliable and unreliable?

You have probably already sources you think are reliable and others where you’re not sure if they are reliable or not. So on that background choose now two sources, one source you think is reliable and one that you think is unreliable. And both sources should confirm the statement you choose: “yes” or “no”.
(A source is a website, an article, a book etc.)

Now select two sources out of the five you have identified….


Step 2: Choose source – and go through the four criteria steps

Now you pick one of the two and go through the next four criteria steps:

  1. Objectivity
  2. Reliability
  3. Accuracy
  4. Relevance

For each step you mark how sure you are, that this source is objective, reliable, accurate or relevant
Where 1 indicates very unsure and 5 indicates very sure

You can get some help by clicking the Hint and get a hint!
Hints are questions that helps you to interrogate the source:

·   Who authored this text?

·   Who benefits from this text?

·   What voices are being heard?

·   Whose voices are left out?

·   Is there another point of view?

Source number 1 – here we go!