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EPALE Discussion: News media literacy for adults – why is it important right now?

Share your views with regards to news media literacy for adults!

Watch below the 1st livestream session on 22 June 2021 at 10 a.m.

Watch below the 2nd livestream session on 22 June 2021 at 4 p.m.

The rapid technological developments and the ever-changing social conditions shape diverse communication dynamics that give rise to several challenges such as mal-/mis/dis-information, hate speech and propaganda. In this context, adult learning seems to be an important enabler in terms of supporting individuals in becoming more critical and resilient against those challenges. To this regard, news media literacy that draws from critical media literacy education can empower adults and promote the development of active democratic citizens.

Take part to EPALE’s discussion that addresses news media literacy from general and practical perspectives in adult learning.

Share your views and experiences on which issues news media literacy education should address to adult learners. The discussion will take place on Tuesday 22 June 2021 from 10:00 a.m. to 4 p.m. CEST.

The written discussion will be introduced by a livestream with invited experts:

  • Anne Tastula, Project Manager of Media Literacy Projects at the Kvs Foundation, Editor of Elm Magazine
  • Heini Huhtinen, Communications Specialist at the Kvs Foundation, Editor-in-chief of Elm Magazine

They will highlight current trends from the news media literacy field and share experiences & key learnings from their own media literacy work. At the end of the written discussion, the experts will wrap up the key points addressed in a second livestream session at 4 pm.

The written discussion will be moderated by Rute Baptista, Professional Development Manager of eTwinning at European Schoolnet.

Share your views with regards to news media literacy for adults!

Comments will be open starting from 8 June so you can start sharing your thoughts and suggestions.

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