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The Basics of Fact-Checking

The learning scenario is developed with the goal to introduce students to the profession of journalist in times of social media and to teach the basics of fact-checking through critical thinking exercise. 

The journalists have a great power to influence the public opinion and public policy. The public relies on the media to provide them with fair and transparent coverage of local, national and international affairs. Such coverage is ensured through scrupulous fact-checking.

Main Idea

CreatorMonika Mačiulienė
SubjectTechnology, Literacy, Science
Length 45 minutes
Pedagogical ApproachExplorative learning approach
CompetenciesDeveloping source criticism skills, digital literacy
Grades 8-12
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