Fake news and disinformation are everywhere. Moreover, it is not always easy to distinguish fake news from real news. The EDUbox Fake News teaches pupils critical thinking and informs them about fake news. In addition, the box focuses on dealing with information and media literacy, online resilience and respect.
With the EDUbox, youngsters take on the role of a fake news detective. Step by step, they learn to debunk fake news. They get tips on how to distinguish between fake news and real news and public broadcast journalists (VRT) explain how they check information and images in the editorial office. Supervised by the teacher, pupils discuss current topics covered in the EDUbox.
What is covered
The EDUbox Fake News consists of four parts: an introduction, theory (videos, tips & tricks), an exercise and extra inspiration.
How to use it
In the classroom, you need one EDUbox per group of 3-5 pupils. Every group works as a self-guided group.
Duration: 2 x 50 minutes
What you need
Download the EDUbox about fake news