The project consortium has developed the training offer to enhance critical thinking and media literacy among young adults. The programme is made up from three modules, all of which are available through and supported by the gamified platform. The modules are: Continue reading
In most competence development processes action-oriented and productive methods are most effective on developing critical thinking. In our project the learners – young adults – will be encouraged to describe their own experience with ‘Fake News’ in the internet in small videos and other multimedia formats and place it on the gamified platform. After analysing their experiences, the young people themselves develop learning quizzes to test peers about their knowledge of fake news and how they can be detected. Continue reading
Gamification in teaching has become very popular in recent years. What does this actually mean and what has it to do with our project?
“Gamification is the use of game thinking and game mechanics in non-game contexts”. And instead of being taught through lesson plans, individuals learn through interactive gamification. Game-like elements in training are: interactivity, progress indicators, unveiling of levels, scoreboards, ranking, badges and awards, social interaction, competition, time limits etc.
The project partners met on 21./22.05.2019 in Vienna for their second partner meeting. The meeting was primarily dedicated to the development of the training course and the necessary resources incl. the gamified platform where all elements of the training would be provided. It was revealing to see how the platform would look like and what it would offer. Continue reading
Wir – die Projektpartner des Projekt No Alternative Facts – möchten wissen, wie du mit dem Thema Fake News umgehst – was denkst und weißt du darüber, hast du schon mal falsche Nachrichten gelesen, ist es dir aufgefallen … ?? Wir würden uns freuen, wenn du dir 10 Minuten Zeit nehmen könntest und den folgenden Fragebogen ausfüllen könntest.
Deine Antworten helfen uns, eine spannende Plattform zu entwickeln, um Fake News und Misinformationen entgegenzuwirken.
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On 20./21.11.2018 the partner consortium of the No alternative Facts project met in Sofia, Bulgaria, for the two-day kick-off meeting. The project aimed to create common ground in terms of envisaged outcomes, future activities and ways to approach our target groups.
First steps: The partners will start with conducting comprehensive research activities in order to get an overview of the current state of affairs in the partner countrues as a basis for developing a state-of-the-art interactive learning environment aimed to support educators in increasing their competences and resources to promote media literacy, and critical thinking amongst disadvantaged young adults. The research activities will include desk research, focus groups and interviews and an large online survey.
If you are interested in taking part in the activities, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Young people today are growing up in a globalised world and are processing information from a wider variety of sources than ever before. They need the critical literacy skills to navigate the potential pitfalls when consuming news, particularly when using online sources and social media. Media literacy is crucial for sustaining democracy by knowing which information sources to trust and which media are trustworthy.
This is where the project comes in – we want to develop tools to support trainers and tutors working with (disadvantaged) young adults, in order to increase their media literacy, critical thinking and digital competences with the aim to raise their awareness of the phenomenon and to prepare them to take more activiely part in decision making processes and, last but not least, in a democracy.