Adult Misinformation: Social Media Literacy, Critical and Analytical Thinking as means to combat Fake News and Social Media Misinformation

“Adult Misinformation: Social media Literacy, Critical and Analytical Thinking as means to combat Fake News and Social Media Misinformation” (2020-1-NO01-KA204-076450) is the Erasmus + KA204 strategic Partnership project for extending and developing the competences of educators and other personnel who support adult learners. Project coordinator is Prios Vest AS from Norway.

Fake news is the new order. How can people trust the multitude of media we meet every day? This project intend to produce and offer a set of tools for combatting fake news and social media misinformation. Even though the challenges with fake news has been discussed heavily the last few years, partners have not seen so much implemented in adult learning and education. Courses for adults about fake news is rare. This project has a clear strategy for how the results can cope with this. When children and young people learn about social media and their limitation at school, adults - and especially adults from poor and remote areas- do not have many offers to cope with this.

By effective integration of ICT into teaching and learning of adults the project intends to give essential competence to increase critical and analytical thinking of adult educators, teachers, trainers and mentors and to transmit this knowledge to the adults they work with.

The project lasts for two years (2020-2022) and involves partners from five countries. The partnership will implement four transnational meetings in Cyprus, Germany, Greece and Norway with two representatives from each partners’ organisation, two learning, teaching and training activities for a total of 16 staff members in Cyprus and Estonia and four multiplier events in Greece, Cyprus, Germany and Estonia hosted by each partner. Four intellectual outputs are planned - a course curriculum structure, population course curriculum, lecture examples and a website with e-learning. Online Open Education Resources (OER) with webinars and courses to benefit adult educators in their teaching of Social Media Literacy will be developed within the project’s lifetime.

The aim of cooperating transnationally is to contribute to a synergy between countries involved in the project. The project is innovative because it emphasizes the combination of a development of a toolkit e-learning platform, staff training, curriculum development, pilot testing and example lectures to develop a well-trained workforce of adult educators in orders to support adults deal with fake news and misinformation in the social media.

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This document has been produced with the assistance of the European Union. The contents of this document are the sole responsibility of the project partners and can in no way be taken to reflect the views of the European Union.

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