Join us on Tuesday 10th October for our Back to School workshop about media literacy in an era of implicit bias, ‘fake news,’ and ‘post-truth.’ How do we navigate the plethora of news outlets, particularly in a world of social media that is increasingly speaking to our implicit biases.
Using case studies from the past and present, including those from Nazi Germany, the Notting Hill Carnival and Charlottesville we will explore how to create a safe space for difficult and controversial conversations about how we process news information in a digital age. This is particularly relevant as October is Black History Month.
Model how to create a safe and reflective space for dealing with difficult topics;
Examine how confirmation and other implicit biases can shape our understanding of the world;
Share how to use media literacy skills and concepts as a set of critical thinking tools to help students find reliable information to make decisions, take action, and responsibly share news and information through social media;
Explore what it means to become effective and informed civic participants in today’s complex information landscape; and
Use some of the resources featured in our new ‘Standing up for Democracy’ sequence of lessons that support work around Prevent and fundamental British values.
You will leave with exciting resources and pedagogies you can use in the classroom the next day. The workshop will be of particular interest to Citizenship, History, RE, and English teachers.
This is also a great opportunity for you to reconnect with colleagues you may have met at previous seminars and workshops. Why not bring along a colleague you feel could benefit from our work?
Refreshments will be served from 5 p.m. with the workshop running from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.