Talk:Fake News – Dissolving Superstitions with Media Literacy – WS 10 2021

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Draft Concept Note

Session Teaser

Workshop 10 on Media Literacy and Digital Skills discusses the innermost line of defense that people rely on to protect their digital daily life from disinformation and deceit. Critical thinking and practical digital skills go hand in hand, and they need to be nurtured at all stages of life.

The pandemic period made very visible, that many citizens are not able to receive needed knowledge via the internet, the lack of access to the networks, lack of professional training to develop digital teaching skills make it difficult for children and teachers to deliver lessons from distance. Network access and new digital skills is the most needed subject in the region. Media literacy and critical thinking are the best tools to avoid misinformation and to implement real effective, preventive methods in a brief period of time. Health is a basic human right and media literacy is very connected to human rights issues. The lockdown process made it clear, that traditional methods of business are not always working, and not everybody has relevant digital skills to develop their educational or business organizations on daily basis per the internet. Media literacy and critical thinking are important tools to overcome superstitions spread by fake news. This dark period of pandemics shows many facets of literacy problems, but some of them, especially, conspiracy theories about vaccines, health news and political news about countries need more awareness. Eurodig 2021 may foster the collaboration process and exchange of ideas of the best experts, students and society members to find new solutions and joint basis for the future projects.

Notes from the first meeting of the Team

Workshop Session 10 planning process

Attendees:

Organizing team members:

  • Sabrina Vorbau
  • Valensiya Dresvyannikova
  • Maia Simonishvili
  • Vlad Ivanets
  • Juuso Jarviniemi

Points Discussed:

Topics of session, questions to be discussed during the session WS10 session participants, possible key speakers and new invitees Stakeholders, Civil societies, academic background Technical questions of the session, session background etc.

Participants of the zoom meeting discussed which topics would be perfect for majority and who might be key speakers with relevant work to the topics. Also, technical needs for development of the session

Next meeting will be held between 24-30 May

The topic of the meeting is planning of the session and preparing structure of the workshop, Choosing moderators and their duties, Technical facilities for the members of the sessions, possible number of invitees, needed documents and media coverage of the event