The overarching goal of this workshop is to enhance teachers’ own media literacy skills and provide them with practical classroom ideas to teach media literacy.
When we teach pupils how to assess a source, they are often shocked to discover that not every newspaper article can be trusted. How can we do away with these surprised reactions and have our teenagers (and teachers too) interact with the media in a more media literate way? The lesson ideas and inspirational tips from this practical workshop about various aspects of media literacy will help teachers integrate media literacy into their language lessons, without wasting precious teaching time and with a minimum of extra lesson planning at home. This way teachers can achieve their English curriculum goals, while raising youngsters to become critical thinkers.
Communicative classroom activities to train media literacy skills and critical thinking, while working on the five language skills (reading, writing, speaking, conversation and listening)
English teachers who are interested in the topic of media literacy.