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Young Scot

Course Type:
Type 2 - Workshops

English and Literacy, Services and Health, Computing

Age Group:
S1, S2, S3

Start/End Dates:
Available between 6th Sep - 30th Jun 2022

Timetable Availability:
Tuesdays (9:30-12pm - Flexible)

Number of Sessions:
3 (weekly - excluding school holidays)

45 Minutes


Repetition Frequency:
Once per 3 week block

Max Capacity:

To ensure young people have an awareness of what mis/disinformation is, how to spot it and have information literacy skills needed to challenge it.

  • Session One: What information literacy is, what skills are involved and why having these skills is important. We will also look at other key terminology associated with information literacy, such as misinformation, fake news and disinformation.
  • Session Two: We will look at using the leaners’ new information literacy skills and will upskill them on how to spot misinformation.
  • Session Three: The final session will focus on applying the new knowledge and skills that learners have gained during first two sessions. This will involve spotting misinformation in a range of contexts and supporting them to justify their choices.

DYW Context:
The ability to identify accurate and reliable information is not only essential for day-to-day life, but is also critical in the world of work. It’s particularly relevant in jobs in media, journalism, law and research. It also helps young people build skills that are useful both inside and out of the employment market.

Additional Requirements:
Pupils having access to a tablet/computer that can access the internet.

Other Info:
Flexibility and possibly times/days could change but can keep updated on this.

Fake News, Information, Literacy, Misinformation, Skills, Critical Literacy, Online, Social Media

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