Bob Van Oosterhout

Resources for Media Literacy, Asking Questions & How the Brain Works

About Bob (...What about Bob?)
Anger and Impulse Control
Anxiety, Depression, PTSD
Behavioral Health Integration with Primary Care
Bring Truth to Fear: We CAN Work Together
Hard Times Cafe Model of Empowerment
Links to Videos for Online Stress Management at LCC
Managing Chronic Pain and Headaches
Mental Health
Moral Philosophy
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Practical Psychology: What Works and Makes Sense
Problem Solving - Responding Effectively to Problems
Slow Down and Lighten Up
Spiritual Writing
Stress Management
What Works
Resume/Curriculum Vitae
Comments, Suggestions, Discussion

National Association for Media Literacy Education (NAMLE)  a national organization dedicated to media literacy. NAMLE’s mission is to be the leading voice, convener and resource to foster critical thinking and effective communication for empowered media participation.

Center for Media Literacy - the Center for Media Literacy (CML) is an educational organization that provides leadership, public education, professional development and educational resources nationally and internationally. Dedicated to promoting and supporting media literacy education as a framework for accessing, analyzing, evaluating, creating and participating with media content, CML works to help citizens, especially the young, develop critical thinking and media production skills needed to live fully in the 21st century media culture.(download CML MediaLit Kit pdf)

Media Education Lab, The Media Education Lab improves media literacy education through scholarship and community service. We have five primary areas of expertise: Research and Scholarship; Teacher Education and Staff Development; Curriculum Development; Advocacy; & Youth and Community Media Production.

Checkology where students learn how to navigate the challenging information landscape by mastering the skills of news literacy. The virtual classroom’s 12 core lessons help educators equip their students with the tools to evaluate and interpret the news and learn how to determine what news and information to trust, share and act on.

EAVI – the European Association for Viewers Interests -an  international non-profit organisation registered in Brussels which advocates media literacy and full citizenship. EAVI supports the adoption of initiatives that enable citizens read, write and participate in public life through the media.
Media Literacy Game -
Chart on misleading information

Project Look Sharp is a media literacy initiative of Ithaca College that develops and provides lesson plans, media materials, training, and support for the effective integration of media literacy with critical thinking into classroom curricula at all education levels,

FAKING NEWS Fraudulent News and the Fight for Truth, PEN America - article
(download pdf)

Faith Rogow, Cyndy Scheibe, Media Literacy in Every Classroom

Check what Facebook knows about you

Paul, Richard The Thinker’s Guide For Conscientious Citizens on How to Detect Media Bias & Propaganda. Foundation for Critical Thinking. Kindle Edition.

Berger, Warren. A More Beautiful Question: The Power of Inquiry to Spark Breakthrough Ideas. Bloomsbury Publishing. Kindle Edition.

Campbell, Ginger Are You Sure? The Unconscious Origins of Certainty (Brain Talk: Conversations with Neuroscientists Book 1) JENTS, LLC. Kindle Edition

Elder, Linda. The Miniature Guide to The Art of Asking Essential Questions (Kindle Locations 779-781). Foundation for Critical Thinking. Kindle Edition.

The Right Question Institute (RQI)

Browne, Neil & Keeley, Stuart, Asking the Right Questions, Prentice Hall

Damer, T. Edward, Attacking Faulty Reasoning: A Practical Guide to Fallacy Free Arguments, Wadsworth Press.

SESNO, Frank  Ask More: The Power of Questions to Open Doors, Uncover Solutions, and Spark Change. AMACOM. Kindle Edition.

Schein, Edgar H. Humble Inquiry: The Gentle Art of Asking Instead of Telling. Berrett-Koehler Publishers. Kindle Edition.  

Patterson, Thomas E. Informing the News, Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group. Kindle Edition.

Seung, Sebastian  Connectome: How the Brain's Wiring Makes Us Who We Are. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Kindle Edition

Shlain, Tiffany. Brain Power: From Neurons to Networks (Kindle Single) TED Conferences. Kindle Edition. (Also TED talk on YouTube)

Van Oosterhout, Bob  - excerpt from book - Truth and the Brain: A Practical Understanding of How It Works and What Works