Your Worldview : biases

From Community Narrations

Aims of the activity

To grow awareness, critical thinking and widen perspective.

Resources, Materials needed

- Internet connection.
- Smartphone.

Duration in minutes

30 mins.

Step-by-step - what has to be done

Read the article parts/thesis handled to you.
What is Your opinion on the subject?
Which of the articles is closer to Your views?

Thesis:
A. Ukrainians take work from Poles and have a bad impact on polish economy.
B. Portraits of sexual abusers should be put on display, so everybody can recognise them.
C. Catholics are the most conservative group and they taje care of families.
The participants can also give their own examples.

Check list:
1. Is your opinion true because:
- Do you believe it is true due to others opinion on that?
- Do you want to believe in it?
- Do you still belied it was true?
- it is in favour or You or Your group/community?
- You have well prepared knowledge about the subject?

2. Can you clarify your arguments on the subject, what is your statement? Could you write it down on a piece of paper (or record a self video and show it to others)?

3. Do you know any counterarguments (other opinions, sources)? Could you justify them, search for any source to overthrow the counterarguments?

Learning Outcomes - which skills are adressed?

Awareness and critical thinking.
The users can work on biases which show that decisions can be led by emotions rather than facts. More emotional impact more likely to grow a conflict or to be manipulated.

How do you check the outcomes are reached?

Checklist (online or paper):
1. Is Your opinion true because:
- You belive it is true due to others opinion on that?
- You want to belive in it?
- You always believe it was true?
- It is in favour or You or Your group/community?
- You have well prepared knowledge about the subject?

2. Can you clarify your arguments on the subject, what is Your statement? Could you write it down on a piece of paper (or record a self video and show it to others)?

3. Do you know any counterarguments (other opinions, sources)? Could you justify them, search for any source to overthrow the counterarguments?