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Webinar for Polish teachers “How, what, and why to teach about disinformation?”

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CEDMO Polska invites you to the next webinar in the series “How, what, and why to teach about disinformation?” organized by the Central European Digital Media Observatory (CEDMO) in Poland.

The webinar will take place on March 30, 2023, online.
Duration: 60 minutes (including questions and discussion). Join the meeting here.

What will be discussed?

This time we will focus on responding to disinformation messages in our environment.

Probably each of us, in private and professional situations – in a conversation with a cab driver, at a family meeting, in a classroom, in a teacher’s room – has encountered people who believe disinformation messages and conspiracy narratives.
Of course, we can ignore this. However, research shows that it is the face-to-face communication that is important in countering such attitudes. Besides, in some instances, for example, in discussions with students, we simply – as educators – need to respond.

How do we do this – effectively, substantively, and in such a way that we do not expose ourselves to aggressive and pointless exchanges?

We will look for answers in two areas:

  1. Simple online tools can help demonstrate that something is a disinformation message. How do you find the source of the message? Where did the photo come from? Who took it and when? We have uncomplicated but effective tools for this, also used by professional fact-checkers.
  2. Communication competence allows one to correctly interpret the different planes of communication of the conversation partner and respond adequately to this communication. We will present concrete examples of applying the recommendations of communication specialists and psychologists in practice.

This time the webinar will include guest speakers – specialists in misinformation and fact-checking. And at the end – following your suggestions – more time for questions and conversation.
You are cordially invited!

About the idea of the webinar series

The webinars are organized by the Central European Digital Media Observatory (CEDMO), an international hub for researching and countering disinformation, and SWPS University, a project partner and CEDMO coordinator in Poland. Three webinars in total will be organized, and you can attend all three or just one or two. Participants will receive a certificate from CEDMO.

Moderator: Karina Stasiuk-Krajewska + guests
Karina Stasiuk-Krajewska is a professor at SWPS University, a media and disinformation researcher, mother of a 15-year-old son. She directs the work of the Central European Digital Media Observatory in Poland and coordinates the research activities of the entire Hub.

During the first webinar, we discussed the causes of disinformation’s spread and how to recognize it. We provided specific ideas on how to talk to young people about disinformation to arouse their interest and show the seriousness of the problem. What examples and tools could help? And how to teach critical thinking with concrete examples? Watch the first webinar here!

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