Workshops

The following workshops will be included in the programme. Please note that registered participants receive a link to note their workshop preferences, which we will take into account as much as possible. Each participant will be able to follow two workshops.

Mind over Media in EU. The Mind over Media in EU workshop will showcase the multilingual platform for analysing contemporary propaganda that has been translated and adapted into different European languages. When the project is finished, the platform will also include teaching resources and lesson plans in all of the 7 languages of our project partners, keeping in mind local contexts and learners’ needs. This workshop will walk you through the opportunities of using the platform to teach about propaganda, drawing on examples from all the project countries and beyond. The project is co-funded by the European Commission through a Pilot Project – Media Literacy For All grant.
Associated speakers: Renee Hobbs.

Media in action. The Media in Action project aims to empower educators at all levels to use digital storytelling tools and techniques to tackle complex media and information issues in the community. Our workshop will follow the 7Ws of Media and Information framework to engage in thought provoking discussions about current issues related to misinformation and the importance of media literacy in the classroom at all levels and in every subject. During the workshop, participants will use and produce simple educational materials using digital storytelling tools from the project’s resource bank and be introduced to narrative approaches that promote critical thinking in any classroom.  This project is co-funded by the European Commission through a Pilot Project – Media Literacy for All grant.
Associated speakers:  Daniela Jaramillo-Dent

FactBar EDU. Elections are approaching – are you ready?  Fact-checking for educators and (future) voters. The Finnish fact-checking organisation Faktabaari (FactBar) has adapted professional fact-checking methods for school environments. The FactBar EDU approach has been piloted successfully in the French Finnish school of Helsinki. The workshop will consist of the following parts: (1) description of mis-, dis- and mal-information; (2) information about the key principles of journalism and fact-checking; (3) how to use fact checking approaches in learning contexts; (4) sharing good practice and tools for educators on how to activate young and future voters to become active and voter literate citizens, who are taking part in discussions about elections with critical thinking, argumentation, and media and information literacy skills.
Associated speakers: Mikko Salo, Kari Kivinen.

One object, many variations. This workshop is part of the resources brought together by EMELS, a project that has developed a media literacy standard for youth work, complete with resources and best practices. It was developed by Karpos, and it opens up the “black box” of how images are created and can be taken outside of their context by means of active creative exercises. Inspiration was taken from cinema and semiotics. Students photograph a selected object or idea in 5 different ways related to 5 specific conditions: reality, surreal use, advertising, fairy tale and social interaction. The creative and discussion process during the whole workshop is intensen as the nature of photography and the comparative work by the groups give opportunity for a lot of negotiation. Participants takes the roles of director, photographer, actor, set designer but also realise the potential interpretations and reactions of an audience. The workshop has been applied numerous times in youth groups of 11-18 year olds as well as adults with very fruitful results, and has been translated and made available through EMELS.
Associated speakers: Maria Leonida.

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