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Media literacy

We live in an age of 24-hour news, citizen journalism, continuously evolving stories, and influencers that have more power than elected individuals. As a result, with many sources of truth available, being able to distinguish fact from fiction or recognise the agenda behind a piece of content is a valuable skill to learn and explore with young people.

Learning intentions

  • Students will explore how to check sources, and recognise what different motives that might be behind a story
  • Question the authenticity of a claim
  • Exploration and challenging of confirmation bias.
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Confirmation Bias

It’s important to know where our own beliefs and values come from, but it is equally important to recognise that social media can create a filter bubble around us, affirming our thoughts.

Watch this video with the class and start a discussion based on its contents.

Conversation starter

Ask the class to visit some of the sites listed in the search results and take a look around these sites. They should look at ways to identify who created the content and investigate how they can be sure that the information is going from a trusted source.


Evaluating information

This video is from the WOU. Although it is designed for university students, the information can be useful to your class.

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