Perspective Seeking/Multiple Perspectives
Use It In Your Learning Environment
Instructors can promote perspective seeking by building in discussions across regions, experiences, and backgrounds and helping learners utilize open-ended questions. It is important to be mindful of promoting authentic conversation that is supportive of the learner's Background Knowledge. To support Digital Literacy, it is important for adults to have tools to help identify misinformation and disinformation while actively seeking information across sources and viewpoints. Instructors can guide discussions to promote deeper thinking and critical analysis.
Digital tools that promote discussion and immediate feedback can be useful in supporting learners as they seek multiple perspectives. Commenting capabilities allow other learners to pose opposing or alternate viewpoints for discussion. Digital tools can also provide nudges and reminders to seek multiple perspectives in online searches and social media to ensure their feeds do not create echo chambers.