MEDIA LITERACY AND CRITICAL THINKING TRAINING IN CROATIA
On Saturday, January 25, 2020, as part of the IN-EDU project, a one-day training for high school teachers on MEDIA LITERACY AND CRITICAL THINKING was held at the Osijek Electrical Engineering and Transport School - organized jointly by the Centre for Peace, Nonviolence and Human Rights in Osijek and the school.
The training was held by professors Daliborka Pavošević, also the school librarian, and Croatian language professor Sandra Matijević, who prior to this event attended the international training held in Osijek from October 1 to 3, 2019.
At the teacher training held in Electrical Engineering and Transport School, teachers, librarians, and pedagogues from Slavonia and Baranja County had an opportunity to hear from Sandra Matijević and Daliborka Pavošević about their experiences, expertise and ideas based on MIL and CT training, and also from their classes and extracurricular activities.
At the end of the training, participants were able to discern, describe and acquire related terminology, competences and values related to media and information literacy. They could identify mechanisms that determine information disorders online, especially in regards to fake news, misinformation, stereotypes and hate speech. They got acquainted with the most important elements of the efficient lesson plan on MIL and CT and discussed possible integration of MIL into different school subjects and extracurricular activities.
Participant were very pleased with the training describing it as: “Extremely interesting and fun trainers!”; “Quite useful examples of good practice”; “I got good practice tools and got acquainted with tools and apps that I haven’t used earlier”; “…interesting, educative and useful”; "More than I expected, thank you," "Well-prepared trainers," "Examples were given to all target groups," "The atmosphere was great, everyone was open and in the mood," "necessary and stimulating - it happened again!" "Everything was useful, interesting and useful in practice," "I'm glad there were specific examples that we could use in teaching in different ways."
This is the beginning of collaboration and work on developing media and information literacy as the IN-EDU project has an interesting follow-up.