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Citizenship and critical news literacy - the role of news in a democracy

Half-day development course for KS2 and secondary teachers.

Spend an afternoon at the Guardian with ACT and the Guardian Foundation’s Education Centre and NewsWise teams. 

Sessions will focus on the role of journalism to inform, hold power to account and provide stories that are accurate and trustworthy.

You will take part in practical workshops, meet journalists and equip yourself with strategies, ideas and classroom resources to support young people in navigating the news.

Course outline (subject to last minute changes and alterations):

  • Introduction - the contexts for citizenship and media and news literacy
  • Workshop - How is news reported and presented?; Create your own news front page news (take part in a newspaper editing workshop with feedback from a journalist)
  • The Windrush case study - holding power to account
  • Use of social media and user generated content with Guardian journalist
  • Navigating the news workshop/session
  • Plenary, resources and ideas exchange and evaluation
  • Optional editorial tour of the Guardian
February 7th, 2019 2:00 PM   to   4:30 PM
The Guardian
Kings Place
90 York Way
London, N1 9GU
United Kingdom
Event Fee £ 30.00

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