Media Literacy and Critical Thinking: Read between the Lines

Course description

Course overview and purpose:
People receive a massive flow of information. Digital devices and smart technologies “secure” that the messages are received. They communicate to us through a powerful combination of words, images and sounds with one motivation: someone created it, and it was created for a reason. Understanding that reason is the basis of media literacy.
The training course “Media Literacy and Critical Thinking: Read between the Lines” is a capacity building activity with the main purpose to foster educators’ understanding of media literacy and therefore their ability to transmit it to their work. During a five-day intensive training activity, participants – along with the instructors – will discover, develop and try out methods and instruments, which help become literate in media, also in their everyday practice. As a result of the training, more qualified educators will have stronger impact on their students and educational environments.

Learning outcomes:

  • The participants widened their understanding of media phenomena, understand how/ why media messages shape the opinions, cultures and societies.
  • The participants became aware of their own actions, thinking patterns and activities in the field of perceiving and spreading news/ further media content and information and assume their responsibility.
  • The participants learnt and tried out interactive and non-formal educational methods that help to develop critical thinking skills, recognise bias, misinformation and lies, etc., and are able to apply them within their communities and educational events.
  • The participants got informed and have got a basic knowledge about the current situation, trends of media development within the participating countries.
  • The participants got empowered and competent to provide better media literacy education activities in the future.

Admission information

  • Language : English
  • Language level prerequisites : B2 or above
  • Duration : One week
  • Audience :

    Educators (teachers, trainers, facilitators, youth workers, etc.)

  • General prerequisites :

    No specific requirements

  • Maximum number of participants : 20
  • Minimum advance reservation : 12 weeks

Available dates

Padova (Italy)

  • 05.06.2022 - 12.06.2022 - To be confirmed
  • 03.07.2022 - 10.07.2022 - To be confirmed
  • 06.11.2022 - 13.11.2022 - To be confirmed

Sessions will be confirmed only when the minimum number of participants is reached.

In case your school wishes to send more than 6 participants together to the same course, we may evaluate the possibility to offer an extra session only for you (and in this case, we would be pleased to evaluate your proposal for fixed dates).

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