QYourself – Question what you get. Media Education to Combat Misinformation

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QYourself equips educators with knowledge, tools and ready-to-use materials on digital media literacy in order to tackle disinformation spreading within EU citizens.

Context

The number of information sources is infinite in a digital society. We are constantly receiving messages and it is our responsibility to classify them as true or false. The lack of tools and skills to differentiate disinformation formats makes EU citizens a target for disinformation. Education promotes better informed citizens, but identifying veracity of messages is not part education programs. Thus, most Europeans are not aware of the minimal skills needed to identify false information. Students of journalism are thoughtfully upskilled on source & information selection. This partnership transfers a journalistic approach for source& information identification to different learning contexts. The final aim is to create an innovative teaching path for educators to incorporate critical thinking & source /information verification strategies in a wide range of education programs as regular part of their teaching activities.

Objectives

  • To raise awareness about the countless false messages in the net and the danger of sharing information without a previous verification. The aim is to build capacity of european citizens on information and source validation and promote the development of critital thinking and media literacy at various educational levels;
  • To improve the competences of educators and other adult education staff. In the first stage of the project, 15 educators involved in the project will analyse the DigCompEdu framework. The understanding of these studies builds trainers’ capacity for the next step of the project: the analysis of the university course for journalism students on information veracity and its transfer to the new target groups in non- academic teaching situations.;

Activities

  • Nationals desk and field reserarches on current needs on misinformation in 4 adult scenarios + 1 school, examining and visualizing the DigCompEdu Framework and European Commission’s Guidelines for Educators, analysing the university’s curriculum;
  • International Teacher Training Strategies to verify Sources and Texts: Course curriculum, implementation & delivery in Spain with 10 trainers and 2 experts attending and 3 trainers delivering (2 days)
  • Digital upskilling for Educators on selection, use and creation of digital content using tools such as: H5P, canva, genially, moodle. 8 Hours digital Training.
  • Blended teacher training courses (national versions) on strategies & tools to tackle misinformation. 5 different courses for 5 teaching contexts: 4 adult scenarios and 1 school scenario.
  • Online upskilling for 15 trainers + 1 media expert on how to navigate and upload materials to the moodle platform of the university EHU
  • Training on using social media digital networking tools with the aim to support educators in the development and delivery of teaching strategies that include digital media literacy skills
  • Monitoring activities for the new teaching paths

Resources

The final tangible results are relevant supporting tools for the creation of teaching materials and activities that support teachers and trainers in the development of materials and teaching strategies to enable learners in different learning sectors to identify the veracity of texts (School & Adult)

  • Toolkit containing 10 Open Educational Resources and Handbook compiling relevant pedagogic material for educators on misinformation and media literacy; the toolkit promotes the DigCompEdu Framework and the newly published European Commission’s Guidelines on tackling Misinformation, it includes the delivery of 6 pilot teacher trainings (1 international& 5 nationals) with strategies to tackle misinformation & 1 digital upskilling on creation of digital content;
  • Tailored teaching units in 5 fields including materials & strategies to identify false information;
  • 5 videos (5 languages addressing 5 target groups; 4 adults and 1 students) encouraging audience to verify information before sharing it. For the qualitative development of the videos, this activity includes a trainer upskilling session of one day on how to create educational videos;

Impact

  • 37 trainers & media experts upskilled in tackling misinformation through creation of educational programs that include media literacy in the curricula (6 languages);
  • 37 trainers digitally trained in creation of digital content, of educational videos and successful usage of social media;
  • 150 learners (100 adults and 50 younger learners) will experience teaching units including strategies and materials that will empower them to question the veracity of the information received and will equip them with the necessary tools to identify the quality of the sources, the formats and the content. Trainers involved will enhance their teaching and media literacy skills.

Partners

Il progetto

QYourself – Question what you get. Media Education to Combat Misinformation

Numero di progetto

2023-1-ES01-KA220-ADU-000153626

Data di attuazione

01/11/2023 – 31/10/2025

Istituzione Finanziatrice

Erasmus+: Key Action 2, Cooperation partnerships in adult education.

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E-mail

giuseppe.romeo@cesie.org

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