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Developing Media Literacy for Well-being, Relationships, and Democracy: London

Learn new approaches for developing students’ media literacy skills, and help them grow as critical consumers and creators of information. This event will be hosted in-person.

July 09, 2024 | 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm BST

London, UK

Cost:  Free
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About this event:

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Single Session

Our single professional learning sessions are designed to easily fit into your day. Typically one hour or less, these sessions explore timely and relevant topics including teaching strategies, current events, and more.

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This professional learning event will be led by Facing History staff. When you register, you will receive instructions for how to attend the event.

Civics & Citizenship Social Studies
Culture & Identity Democracy & Civic Engagement Human & Civil Rights Propaganda
Civic Education Equity Education

The media and information landscape is vast and ever-changing. Students have endless information at their fingertips, and countless means of sharing their ideas with the world. Whilst this has democratised expression, it has also brought drawbacks: there is an overwhelming amount of information to sift through, misinformation has been able to flourish, and narratives that sow division and hatred are easily spread. The arrival of generative artificial intelligence will only increase these issues. It is therefore vital for young people to develop media literacy skills so that they can engage critically and responsibly with the information they encounter.

Join us for an afternoon workshop to explore our new unit, Developing Media Literacy for Well-being, Relationships and Democracy, to engage with resources and approaches that can help your students develop as critical and conscientious consumers, sharers and creators of information. 

The unit contains the following lessons:

  • Introducing Media Literacy
  • Examining Bias and Representation in the Media
  • Understanding the News
  • Exploring the Impact of Social Media
  • Confronting Misinformation, Disinformation and Mal-information 
  • Countering Conspiracy Theories and Extremism
  • Learning to Navigate Generative AI 
  • Assessing How the Media and Information Landscape Impacts Democracy
  • Staying Safe Online
  • Reflecting on Media Literacy Skills and Their Importance 

This workshop is appropriate for all secondary school teachers as it will outline ways that teachers and schools can fulfil statutory and non-statutory requirements related to Prevent, the Fundamental British Values, Online Safety and Keeping Children Safe in Education. Those who teach English, Media Studies, PSHE and tutor time will also find the resources useful. 

This event is for teachers in the UK.

This event will be hosted in-person at Voluntary Action Islington
200a Pentonville Road, London N1 9JP

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