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?
- Can explain what disinformation is, and can explain the difference between misinformation and reliable information;
- Can explain how quality journalism is done.
- Knowledge of different types of misleading news.
- Students can verify online content based on various criteria.
- Critical and questioning attitude towards media.
Critical attitude towards the media refers to the abilities to analyse, compare and select media messages, to identify the purpose of different messages, to recognise misleading, false and incomplete information (Imedial, 2020). A questioning attitude refers to asking ourselves what type of content it is, where it is published and who benefits (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.