Study Report: News Literacy and Critical Thinking Skills in the Post-Truth Era

The study report News literacy and critical thinking skills in the post-truth era consists of two main chapters. The first is devoted to the sublimation of theoretical texts and reflections on the news. It enables the reader to get better acquainted with the phenomenon of news, fake news, misinformation, algorithms, news sources, ways of placing and sharing news, understanding news, disinformation channels, etc. The final part of the first chapter introduces in detail the reader to the so-called term news literacy, which is in fact a critical understanding of the news. The second chapter at the beginning gives brief overviews of the state of media and news literacy in the countries from which the partners come (Latvia, Slovenia, Turkey and Serbia). Afterwards is presented an analysis of an extensive questionnaire related to new literacy conducted in these countries is presented. The results of the analysis show to what extent this type of literacy has been developed and what are the needs of citizens regarding education in this area.
By reading this study, you will gain a clear insight into the meaning and importance of news literacy in modern society.

News Literacy Training Course

News Literacy Training Course consists of a total of 17 modules grouped into three sections:

  1. Understanding the news landscape
  2. Media and journalism
  3. Thinking critically about news (how to consume news critically)

Each module contains a module description, module structure, guidelines for trainees, educational content, exercises, quiz, references, useful literature and links. The course was created in several languages - English, Serbian, Slovenian, Turkish and Latvian. Below you can download the language version that suits you. The course is designed for everyone who wants to improve their knowledge of news literacy and for educators who wish to share knowledge in this field with others. In this regard, downloading, distributing, and using the material is free of charge.

News Literacy: Guidelines for Trainers

The Guidelines are designed for individuals who want to teach news literacy to others: librarians, teachers, trainers and others who are already or want to be involved in adult education, respectively news literacy. It consists of two parts. The first part gives general instructions for working with adults and presents the characteristics of adult learners, different roles that a trainer can have, learning methods and techniques. The second part provides a guide for preparing and implementing each of the 17 separate workshops (modules) in news literacy. These workshops are described in detail in the News Literacy Training Course, which is also developed within the project and available on the website. In this sense, the Guidelines provide specific instructions to trainers on implementing workshops within the training course in question. They are available in several languages - English, Serbian, Slovenian, Turkish and Latvian. The Guidelines are licensed under a Creative Commons license and, as such, are free to download, distribute and use, with reference to the source.


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