Facts4All - Validation Workshop

The Facts4All has gathered 19 school leaders and teachers from Belgium, Finland and Malta to participate in a two-day workshop, where the project partners presented the developed MOOC concept.

Image: Facts4All Validation Workshop – Connecting session 14 October // MS Teams.

The workshop took place on the 14th-15th October and was organised in a hybrid format, where participants met face-to-face in their respective countries, and joined online for connection session with other countries participants.

During this workshop, the existing ideas and activities developed for the MOOC were evaluated and revised in a collaborative effort between school leaders, teachers, and experts on the topic, aiming for real-world scenarios which will then be tested by 19 school leaders and teachers in the following phase.

Image: Facts4All Validation Workshop – Connecting session 14 October // MS Teams.

More specifically, the teachers were encouraged to provide their insights on the following matters:

  • What information disorder issues does your school community face?
  • Current approach to teaching media literacy in their school.
  • Current approaches to engaging with different members of their school community.

During connecting session teachers from different countries had a chance to exchange their perspectives through filling in a Mentimeter and Padlet exercise, and further participate in discussions based on the insights provided.

Image: Screenshot from Mentimeter replies – What is the biggest information disorder issue in your school community?

Image: Screenshot from Mentimeter replies – What do you think are effective methods for developing media and information literacy?

Image: Screenshot from Padlet replies – What methods do you use to engage with and include members of your school community?

Image: Screenshot from Padlet replies – What resources have you used for Media and Information Literacy education/awareness?

Participants were given a chance to revise the materials developed for the 1st Module of the MOOC and further contribute to its improvement and development by sharing what positive impact they can envisage from using these materials, what challenges that schools may potentially face while implementing intergenerational approach to tackling information disorder, what else could be provided in the MOOC to empower schools to develop and adopt a successful strategy.

Based on the results of discussions during the workshop, learning activities will be (further) developed and adapted, drawing upon existing tools and best practices. The third phase will then involve the testing of the MOOC. After a thorough analysis of the project participants' experience pilot-testing the first version of the MOOC, materials will be adapted according to the received feedback.


More information about the MOOC, its modules and registration information can be found on the dedicated page.