Fake News or Media Literacy? An Exciting New Toolkit of Approaches.


Earlier this year a research team at the Centre for Excellence in Media Practice (CEMP, based in Bournemouth University) led a project investigating ways of tackling fake news and disinformation through media literacy. Funded by the Media Education Association and the US Embassy, the project bought together academics, teachers, librarians, journalists and sixth formers to develop new approaches to information, classroom strategies and curriculum spaces for this important area of study.

The outcome of the project is now available as a toolkit and a range of other useful resources for media educators and students to use.

EMC is hosting a free twilight workshop on the outcomes of this research, led by Professor Julian McDougall, who will share a new media literacy toolkit and a range of other useful resources which will support English and Media teachers tackling disinformation and fake news in the classroom. Topical and timely, this event should be unmissable.

Event info: Thursday 3rd October 2019 from 5.30pm - 7pm in Islington, at the English and Media Centre, 18 Compton Terrace, London N1 2UN. To sign up please email: courses@englishandmedia.co.uk

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