“Kritično do alternativnih dejstev”
Fighting Alternative Facts with Critical Thinking
23. 2. 2021 – 3. 3. 2021

Tuesday, 23. 2. 2021
9.30 – 11.00

Interactive workshop on different forms of manipulation – Nejc Plohl (University of Maribor)

The interactive workshop will focus on different forms of manipulation (traditional and contemporary), with a special emphasis on fake news and how to successfully identify them.  

Through various activities (and lecturing that connects these activities), students will learn about useful online resources and develop critical thinking skills that can help them evaluate the credibility of information they see on social media.

11.15 – 12.30

Fighting Fake News and Alternative Facts – today`s society in relation to the truth – Kirsten Hempkin (University of Maribor)

Aim: To enhance learners’ critical digital literacy skills

In general terms,  we will be discussing today’s society in relation to the truth, considering how we inform ourselves about world news and events and the tools we can use to ascertain what is (and what is not) a credible source.  Our goal is to use activities and tasks, based on real-life examples, to develop a checklist with learners to help them in identifying reliable and less reliable sources (written and visual) of information on the internet.

Wednesday, 24. 2. 2021
9.30 – 11.30

Fake News and Propaganda in Fiction – Alice Shepherd Erlač

Aim: To understand literary representations of fake news and propaganda and interpret writer’s intention.

In general terms: Students will look at three fictional texts (The Hunger Games, Harry Potter, and Nineteen Eighty-Four) and consider how authors represents propaganda or fake news. We will explore the context of the novels (US and UK authors) and the warnings writer’s conveying in their art.

Wednesday, 3. 3. 2021
9.45 – 11.15

Infodemic – Presentations – participating students and teachers

Students explore misinformation and conspiracy theories related to Covid-19. Their findings, conclusions and creative results will be presented in this interactive workshop.

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