Project partners and teachers involved in the project “Digital Resistance” met in Pavia on 11-12 April 2019 to discuss the progress of activities and to share lessons learned and experiences.
The project aims to empower teachers with tools and competences to support students’ development of critical skills enabling them to assess information found online and recognise fake news.
A handbook for teachers was developed and piloted during the teacher training sessions held in the participating countries (Austria, Germany, Greece, Italy and Romania). All training sessions were carried out during the period from November 2018 to March 2019 and implementing institutions received requests from other schools and teachers to be involved in the project.
According to some questionnaires handed to teachers, identifying keywords from news and kinds of fake news were two key lessons learned from the teacher training.
In a questionnaire, a teacher expressed that “teachers need a big support with examples and models to apply at its best, inquiry-based learning activities with own pupils”. Another teacher explained that the handbook is useful because “it supports teachers in [coping with] new challenges, media literacy and (digital) didactic concepts for innovative schools and evaluation systems”.
The third co-ordination meeting of the Project “Digital Resistance” will take place in Athens on 27-28 June 2019.
The project is funded by the European Union/Council of Europe Joint Programme “Democratic and Inclusive School Culture in Operation (DISCO)”.
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