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Master class 2019 "Old and new media and fake news"


Never before has the need for media and information literacy to counter disinformation been more urgent. As news consumers, including children, are bombarded with a constant stream of fake news, propaganda, hoaxes, rumors, satire, and advertising — that often masquerade as credible journalism — it is becoming more and more difficult to distinguish fact from fiction.

The Council of Europe has developed this Online Master Class in cooperation with recognized European experts to support the participants in developing critical thinking skills and identify reliable information while navigating the digital media environment. The course offers insights into relevant aspects of information disorder, and provides guidelines on how to apply news literacy concepts in teaching context.

By the end of this Master Class you will be able to:

  • define and identify the concepts of fake news, which is part of information disorder, in theory and practice;
  • analyze various media sources in order to tell what is fair and what bias is;
  • learn to apply news literacy concepts in real life;
  • develop and design a teaching program to meet the challenges of digital citizenship in your teaching contexts.

About the course:

Target group: teachers, teacher trainers, school heads and, educators

Expected language proficiency in English: B2 minimum CEFR

Number of participants: 35

Duration: 5 weeks

Beginning: 16 September 2019

Ending: 18 October 2019

Expected workload: 5 to 6 hours/week for reading, research and tasks


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