Digital Information Literacy Programme for Schools
This project applies the findings from research on political misinformation and digital information literacy to help schools teach their students to spot, stop and prevent online misinformation.
Specifically, we are creating a teacher training resource which will increase the teachers’ understanding of this issue, enhance the effectiveness of teaching on this subject whilst reducing the time spent on planning, and help to connect teachers with other educators and academic researchers in this field.
Our approach is three-dimensional. First, we work with secondary school teachers and other education professionals in the UK to assess the teaching and learning needs relating to the problem of online misinformation. Second, we apply insights from social science research to develop effective strategies for tackling this problem in an educational environment. Third, we work with the commercial sector to identify the opportunities for the more widespread dissemination of a digital information literacy resource in schools across the UK.
For further information please email Alexander Riley at firstname.lastname@example.org