SMILES Seminar: Young People Fighting Disinformation

Year of production: 2022

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SMILES is a media literacy project that is all about helping young people learn how to combat fake information.

SMILES brings together partners in the Netherlands, Spain and Belgium who work in libraries, media literacy organisations and research institutes to develop and test an innovative approach to combating the spread of disinformation.

The SMILES team will test innovative educational approaches in the form of fake news interventions in secondary schools organised by school teachers and librarians, and to monitor their effectiveness.

Watch their seminar produced by The Media & Learning Association to get an overview of their work. The Recording of the session is available along with the Speakers’ presentations (downloadable in PDF) on their event page, you will find the recordings under the videos tab.



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The Media & Learning Association (MLA) or to give it its full name the MEDEA: MEDIA & LEARNING ivzw is an international, not-for-profit association set up in 2012 under Belgian law to promote and stimulate the use of media as a way to enhance innovation and creativity in teaching and learning across all levels of education in Europe. Members include national and regional agencies charged with the promotion of innovation in teaching and learning as well as universities, ministries of education and schools’ networks.