How do you stimulate students to question their sources? Can news that is distributed via social media still be reliable or is it “fake news” by definition? And how can you use Call of Duty in the Classroom?
On 2 February EuroClio organized the professional development course “Critical Thinking in the Age of Emoji’s” in Hilversum, the Netherlands. In this event over 75 educators, students and other interested people gathered to dive into the question of what the role of history education in acquiring medial literacy competences amongst students.
Participants were invited to share their thoughts on this subject in a panel discussion, and participate in different workshops focused on what strategies can be used in the classroom increase media literacy, not only among students, but in educators as well.
The full report of the event is now available here.