Innovative approaches to enhancing media literacy of students and teachers

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Type of the event: Conference/congress/forum

Online or offline: Online

Main theme/focus: Basic Digital Skills / Media Literacy

Main theme/focus: Enhancing digital skills / Digital inclusion / Accessibility

Date time start: 24/03/2022 15:00

Date time end: 24/03/2022 16:00

Country: Belgium

City/Town: Brussels

Organisation: ALL DIGITAL

Address of the event: Rue du Commerce 123, 1000 Brussels, Belgio

Url of the event:

Tag or keywords: media literacy, critical thinking, audio-visual content creation, online hate speech, non-hostile communication

Target Group: Employed adults

Number of participants: 30

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The event is: Planned

Short description of the event:

The event aims to showcase two different approaches aiming at one objective – enhancing media literacy of students and their teachers. The two approaches in focus are the Advanced Media Literacy Education to counter online hate speech (AMeLiE) and the Creative audio-visual lab for the promotion of media literacy and critical thinking (CrAL). In AMeLiE, teachers work with their students on the topic of online hate speech through activities on non-hostile communication. Students learn how to analyse messages spread through online media, how to critically assess their purpose and potential effect and how to choose and promote alternative narratives in their everyday online communication. During the event, Chiara Borsini from EGInA, will explain what the principles of non-hostile communication are, and will guide participants through the online platform, where any teacher or trainer can find materials for organising class activities linked to those principles. CrAL uses the language of cinema and moving images, with the same ultimate aim – by teaching students (and teachers) to reflect on how images represent the reality around them, and how they can be used to convey a certain message or point of view, they help them realise that behind every piece of audio-visual information there is a creator with their own ideas and agenda. At the webinar, Gabriela Ruseva from ALL DIGITAL will present the Creative audio-visual lab manifesto, which includes basic principles of self-expression, reflection and creativity, and will provide a glimpse into the training course for teachers on how to set up a creative audio-visual lab in their school.


15h00 – 15h05

Welcome to the ALL DIGITAL weeks (Peter Palvolgyi, ALL DIGITAL)

15h05 – 15h25

Tackling online hate speech at school through non-hostile communication (Chiara Borsini, EGInA)

15h25 – 15h30

Testimony from a teacher

15h30 – 15h50

Enhancing critical thinking and media literacy though audio-visual content creation

15h50 – 16h00

Q&A and conclusions



Chiara Borsini, EGInA – project coordinator of the AMeLiE project

Teacher (TBC)

Gabriela Ruseva, ALL DIGITAL – project coordinator of the CrAL project