If it quacks like a duck… building skills to identify online nutrition quackery in tertiary education

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Quackery and misinformation is rife within the food and nutrition field, thus an important skill for food and nutrition professionals is the ability to critically evaluate nutrition related material that they come across during their practice. In the nutrition subjects offered by the School of Allied Health, Exercise and Sports Science, we incorporate a strong emphasis on evidence-based practice, and scaffold the theory and skills required by students to practice within this framework. In this presentation, we will showcase examples of learning strategies and assessments we utilise in our subjects to assist students develop this vital skill. We will particularly draw on the work of Wilson & Devereux (2014) to frame the strategies we use as both “designed in” and “contingent” scaffolding, to show how we ultimately aim for transformative and engaging learning experiences.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 14 Nov 2023
EventCharles Sturt EdX 2023 - Online, Australia
Duration: 14 Nov 202316 Nov 2023
https://web.archive.org/web/20231119122804/https://www.csu.edu.au/division/learning-teaching/csedx/program (Program)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CVboezBb20Q&list=PLWLMVSvMuwIxrq7X6P0FW5v9ZwMhQaYha&index=6 (Link to presentations on YouTube)


ConferenceCharles Sturt EdX 2023
Abbreviated titleDeveloping Digital Literacy and Critical Thinking Skills in a Hybrid World
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