Tackling Intentional Misinformation in Digital Technologies through Critical Thinking Skills and Media Literacy.
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 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.
The Erasmus+ KA2 Adult Education “No Alternative Facts” project addresses this challenge in an adult education context through an innovative train-the-trainer format which aims at:
- Providing adult educators (direct target group) with useful skills and action-oriented methods on how to develop young people’s digital competence
- Enhancing digital competence of young people 15-25 (final beneficiaries), especially with a low level of education and training
- Thus increasing media literacy, especially critical thinking, of young adults in the age of fake news.