Africa Check: Fact-Checking Training Programmes

There are a few spaces left for Africa Check’s free online fact-checking training programme for South African high school educators, which is being offered in July. With learners being flooded with online information every day, it is important for them to be able to sort fact from fiction.

This training-of-trainers programme is the last that we will be running as part of a two-year project aimed at creating a generation of responsible media consumers. The training series consists of three distinct sessions being offered on Thursday 20 July, Tuesday 25 July and Thursday 27 July from 15:30 to 17:00.

Please ensure that you are available to attend all three sessions prior to registering as each will cover different material.

The training will equip attendees with the knowledge to teach learners the critical-thinking skills they need to recognise and stop the spread of dis- and misinformation. You will learn how to identify so-called “fake news” or false information and out-of-context images or videos, and how to teach learners to do the same.

High-school educators who register and attend all sessions will also receive fact-checking resources and lesson plans, developed by Africa Check, which can be used in the classroom.

Find out more here.

Register here for the programme.

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