New online reading skills: how schools can tackle information disorder

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The fast development of on-line digital environments has changed profoundly the way we search, analyse, use, and share information. Unfortunately, also the volume of mis- and disinformation online has increased, and seems bond to keep growing. Watch this webinar to learn why and how new online reading skills should be taught in schools starting from early years education.

12 October 2021 | Duration 60 min

What was this webinar about

Search engines and social media can offer us millions of results in a nanosecond, but they are often personalized, and not always transparent. More than ever, it is vital to improve our digital information literacy skills to think critically, make balanced judgements, and tell sources of information apart.

This webinar presents you the latest research in the field and gives you practical examples of new reading skills curriculum projects. The second part of the webinar provides you with workshop ideas on how teachers can deal with information disorder in the classroom context.

Presentation

Slides and links list

Speaker panel

Kari KivinenPhD Kari Kivinen is currently an Education outreach expert at EUIPO, European Union Intellectual Property Office. He has over 30 years of experience in international education. Since 2017 he has been leading the pedagogical development work at Faktabaari EDU, a digital information literacy service building a fact-checking methodology, and co-authored and piloted the digital information literacy materials with fellow teachers around Finland and abroad. Kari is a member of the Informal Commission Expert Group on Tackling Disinformation and Promoting Digital Literacy through Education and Training that was constituted in September 2021.

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