In this module, the instructional design team will develop a working definition of media literacy to guide educators’ teaching practices. In future modules, they will be taking a longer view of the history of fake news but at the outset will explore the contemporary context of fake news and misinformation. This will include understanding both internal (e.g., cognition, bias, literacy) and external factors that can make teaching media literacy more complicated for educators and more difficult to discern for students. Throughout this process, participants will learn, develop and apply practical instructional strategies that they can use with their students as well as develop a broader understanding of the importance of media literacy in education.
This project is funded by a Catalyst Grant from the Friday Institute and NC State College of Education.
The purpose of the Catalyst Grant program is to increase research collaborations among faculty and staff in the College of Education departments and those located at the Friday Institute. A...
Catalyst Grant Symposium Highlights Research Impacts on Students, Educators
Six research teams presented their work Oct. 1 during the virtual 2020 Catalyst Grant Research Symposium hosted by the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation in collaboration with the NC State College of Education.