What is Disinformation
Building Block A
A participatory process is a sequence of participatory activities (e.g. first filling out a survey, then making proposals, discussing them in face-to-face or virtual meetings, and finally prioritizing them) with the aim of defining and making a decision on a specific topic.
Examples of participatory processes are: a process of electing committee members (where candidatures are first presented, then debated and finally a candidacy is chosen), participatory budgets (where proposals are made, valued economically and voted on with the money available), a strategic planning process, the collaborative drafting of a regulation or norm, the design of an urban space or the production of a public policy plan.
This building block belongs to Digital Toolkit
Let's start with the basics: what is disinformation?
- Students can explain what disinformation is and can explain the difference between disinformation and reliable information.
- Students can explain how solid journalism is created.
- Students learn about different forms of misleading news.
- Students can verify online content based on various criteria.
Critical and questioning attitude towards media. A critical attitude towards media refers to the ability to analyze, compare and select media messages. This makes it possible to identify the purpose of various messages in order to identify misleading, false and incomplete information (Imedial, 2020). A questioning attitude refers to asking ourselves what kind of content it is, where it is published and who benefits from it (Matthews, 2019).
How to best use
This building block can be used for various school subjects and is suitable for teachers who want to contribute to the critical awareness, the reflective capacity and the practical skills of their students when it comes to disinformation. It can be included in many different ways, such as math lessons on graphs, social studies, political classes, geography, history, and languages.
Pre-workshop survey and impact measurement
To measure the workshops' impact, two questionnaires need to be filled out before the 5 workshops and another one once the 5 workshops have been completed. All data from students will be collected anonymously. Therefore, it is not necessary to take additional measures in the context of the General Data Protection Regulation.
The purpose of the survey is to measure the effectiveness of the workshops. We estimate that it takes about 10 minutes to complete the survey.
Reserve some time at the beginning of the first workshop and at the end of the fifth workshop, so that the students can complete the questionnaire on the spot.
Link to the pre-survey of the workshops