On May 25th and 26th, we organized an extensive training session focusing on media literacy, aimed at enhancing participants’ media literacy and critical thinking skills. Additionally, this workshop served as a platform for engaging discussions and reflections on our ongoing project, “Transcontinental MEDIActive Youth: Africa on Board.”
The first day commenced with an introduction to media literacy, its significance in the contemporary world, and its role in shaping perspectives and ideas. Topics included understanding media bias, recognizing reliable sources, and deciphering media messages, among other crucial elements of media literacy that we explored during the discussion.
The subsequent session provided a comprehensive overview of the ongoing project, “Transcontinental MEDIActive Youth: Africa on Board.” This discussion encompassed the project’s goals, target audience, research methodologies, and preliminary findings, offering participants valuable insights into the project’s objectives.
Day 2 began with an exploration of several important areas within the domain of media literacy. Topics of discussion included the significance of social media, media ethics, misinformation and disinformation, and the influence of the media on society and culture. These subjects were explored in-depth, providing participants with a holistic understanding of media literacy.
In the final session, participants were encouraged to actively engage in discussions related to the ongoing project. This discussion covered the analysis of project results, potential strategies for outreach and improvement, and suggestions for future research and development. It was a collaborative and constructive exchange of ideas, fostering a sense of ownership and involvement among the participants.
Participants demonstrated active engagement. They actively participated in discussions, sharing their unique perspectives and insights. The feedback we received indicated a strong appreciation for the structured approach to media literacy and the informative insights into the ongoing project. Participants found the training course highly valuable in expanding their media literacy skills and deepening their understanding of the project’s goals.
This training is in the framework of Transcontinental MEDIActive Youth: Africa on Board Project, realized with the support of the Erasmus+ Programme.
You can check more about the project here: MediActive Youth