Cook Memorial Public Library District Libertyville, Illinois
We live in a time of information overload where cries of “fake news” have become the norm, inaccurate memes are weaponized, and journalism and science are doubted. Discover why we're all vulnerable to believing and sharing disinformation. Find out how schools and libraries can complement one another to teach our service communities the tools to navigate the information they encounter online, to restore confidence in authoritative sources, and to frame media literacy more effectively. The techniques shared in this session draw from the latest research in cognitive science, political communication, and media literacy education.
Upon completion, participant will be able to define and identify several factors (incl. neurological) that cause people to be vulnerable to believing falsehoods.
Upon completion, participant will be able to implement media literacy sessions that more effectively reduce the spread of misinformation through incorporation of the latest social theory and network theory research.
Upon completion, participant will be able to identify multiple special challenges to media literacy and explain how to counter them.