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Media and Stereotypes


We live in a world of constant exposure to advertising, 24-hour news cycles and limitless sources of information and entertainment online. More than ever, we need to commit time and resources to understanding the messages bombarding us. We also need to distinguish between unintentional use of biased imagery and propaganda or deliberate disinformation.

Stories that Move trainers will introduce how you can discuss the use of stereotypes and prejudices in the media with the online toolbox Stories that move.

In this webinar we will:

  • Explore the influence of the media using contemporary examples and stereotypical images from the past.
  • Introduce the learning path Mastering the Media, in which we take students’ everyday media use as the starting point to analyse their own media consumption and compare it with that of other learners. This helps them consider more carefully how the media can influence us and why we need to strengthen our critical thinking skills.
  • Explain the concepts of blended learning and visible thinking that have been integrated into these lessons.
    The topics that are introduced are controversial. The adverts use sexist, antisemitic, racist, anti-Roma and anti-LGBT+ images. Some images are offensive. It is important to acknowledge that some of these images can be hurtful, but also that opinions on this may differ.

To join this webinar you should be registered in eTwinning. eTwinning offers a platform for staff (teachers, head teachers, librarians, etc.) working in schools in Europe and beyond, to communicate, collaborate, develop projects, share and, in short, feel and be part of an exciting learning community. eTwinning is co-funded by the Erasmus+, the European programme for Education, Training, Youth and Sport.

Link to join the webinar: eTwinning Live

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