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|title=High school research and critical literacy: social studies with and despite Wikipedia
|published_in=Harvard Educational Review
type= Journal article |peer_reviewed=yes |article_language=English
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|abstract=Drawing on experiences in his social studies classroom, Houman Harouni evaluates both the challenges and possibilities of helping high school students develop critical research skills. The author describes how he used Wikipedia to design classroom activities that address issues of authorship, neutrality, and reliability in information gathering. The online encyclopedia is often lamented by teachers, scholars, and librarians, but its widespread use necessitates a new approach to teaching research. In describing the experience, Harouni concludes that teaching research skills in the contemporary context requires ongoing observations of the research strategies and practices students already employ as well as the active engagement of student interest and background knowledge.
|research_questions=This essay captures my attempt to address a variety of issues regarding student
research—the independent gathering and evaluation of information—in
with students designed to refine and expand the relationship between
my students and sources of information.
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that values careful and critical research. Although it is not all that is required
of a critical researcher, acquiring these skills is a step in the proper direction.
|comments=After Wikipedia lessons, students were able to articulate the choice of their references. Comprehensive and unbiased articles were the students main attributes of their target articles.