School of media literacy: start!

School of media literacy: start!

How to know that this news is not fake? Perhaps you should join the school of critical thinking and media literacy to learn how to differ manipulation from rationality and propaganda from common sense.

On 5 and 6 December YMCA Lviv together with the Lviv National University and the “Institute Republic” NGO, hospitably welcomed all students, pupils and citizens of Lviv in order to teach how to interact with the informational environment and wisely perceive it.

In the time of the “mindfulness” and e-democracy, young people are faced with problems of operating facts and may often be subjected to distorted, false information.

That is why it is important for us to prevent the danger in the information field, to teach young people to consider and make the right decisions, guided by qualitative arguments, to consider the situation from different sides.

Everyone should get acquainted with the principles of debate in order to be able to correctly convey their views to the public, solve existing problems, see the interests of the parties and come to a joint decision in a democratic way.

YMCA Lviv again turned into a public platform for all young people to express their thoughts and views about local and regional changes.

The project has become a great opportunity to present values, opportunities, and therefore to join active, creative volunteers together.

The project helped YMCA Lviv expand the field of opportunity by adding media literacy and critical thinking to one of the areas of activity and cooperation.

Now we have new tools (for example, social networking) to create focus groups and research the interests and needs of young people in the community.

Such projects develop a sense of responsibility among young people for changes and decisions in the local community.

YMCA Lviv never stops.

Young Council plans to continue the project by creating periodic seasonal schools with a specific theme, publishing popular science magazines, holding joint conferences and lectures, scientific readings, creating educational videos that will teach critical thinking and media literacy on-line.

The School of Critical Thinking only confirms that it brings not only learning from practical skills and theoretical knowledge, but also satisfaction).

Think globally – act locally!