Media Literacy in the Misinformation Age
$300 + GST
As a society, our consumption of media is increasingly aligned with our view of the world. But underneath our choice of news is a far bigger, more interesting story.
*Note: In the week before you join this course, you will be asked to go on a media diet by unfollowing your favourite sources of media, and following media outlets that don’t traditionally align with your view of the world.
In this course you will learn about;
- Bubbles, echo chambers, algorithms and confirmation bias;
- sticks and stones – why words matter;
- spinning, washing and faking;
- lessons from the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda;
- woke or awake? literacy and the real world;
- the changing media landscape and how we got here;
- the death of expertise – epistemology – the nature of knowledge and knowing;
- building a new language;
- literacy for making a better world.
About the Presenter
Brad Kelly (BA, Grad Dip. Ed, MEd Leadership) is a writer, teacher and teacher professional learning coach with 15 years of experience in the classroom and in curriculum leadership. He has taught over 1,000 teachers how to get more out of student writers and has professionally published – give or take a few hundred words – 384,000 words. Brad has authored five modern history textbooks with Cengage Nelson including The Cold War 1945-1991 (2018), The World Order 1991-2011 (2018), Investigating Modern History (2018) and more. He has been a presenter at HTA NSW, TTA professional learning, consults schools on improving writing instruction and is the founder of Cornerstone Teacher Learning, The Pencil and Pad and The Writing Hedge.
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