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Last opportunity to register for Africa Check’s free online fact-checking programme for high school educators

As learners move from one social media platform to the next, they are flooded with online information every day. Do you have the skills to help them distinguish between what is true and what is not?

Fact-checking workshops

Are you a high school educator?

Register now!

Africa Check will be hosting its fifth free online fact-checking training programme for high school educators in South Africa on Thursday 20 July, Tuesday 25 July and Thursday 27 July from 15:30 to 17:00. This programme is the last one that we will be running as part of a two-year project aimed at creating a generation of responsible media consumers. The objective of the training is to equip educators with the knowledge to teach learners the critical-thinking skills they need to recognise and stop the spread of dis- and misinformation.

This is what educators who attended the previous programmes had to say about the training: 

"Much needed in our current education space." – Joyce Stewart, Kingswood College, Makhanda

"Learnt a great deal of valuable easy-to-apply strategies." – Anitha Chetty, Crawford International La Lucia, Umhlanga

"I learnt SO much; am [not only] feeling better equipped to check info for myself but I am more confident in covering this issue with my learners." – Anna Dabancis, Holy Rosary School, Edenvale

"Very useful, topical, and powerful!" – Jessica Warrener, Pinnacle College Kyalami

The training covers the following:

  • An introduction to fact-checking and misinformation literacy: how and why false information spreads, identifying dis- and misinformation, and verifying the origin of images and videos
  • Why traditional media literacy is not enough to protect learners against false information: the six components of misinformation literacy that will provide learners with the knowledge and skills needed to identify and dismiss false information
  • How to teach learners critical-thinking and fact-checking skills: an introduction to Africa Check’s resources that you can use in the classroom  

Learning outcomes:

After completing the programme, participants will be able to:

  • Understand how and why false information spreads 
  • Identify false information online 
  • Use offline and online verification tools and skills to verify the origin of images and videos   
  • Provide learners with the skills and knowledge to do all of the above 
  • Differentiate between traditional media literacy and misinformation literacy  
  • Understand the need for and aims of misinformation literacy 
  • Use Africa Check’s fact-checking and misinformation literacy resources in the classroom 

Please note that you have to be available to attend all three 90-minute sessions.

Spaces are limited. Complete this form to register. For more information, email [email protected].  

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