“Facts4All – Schools as community hubs against disinformation” project was conceived with the aim to develop a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) for school leaders/teachers across Europe and beyond. The MOOC provides interactive activities to tackle disinformation in schools as well as local communities. A total number of 15 school leaders/teachers from Belgium, Finland and Malta were identified and engaged in the project through the respective project partners, and in partnership with EUN’s network of Ministries of Education.
Duration: 2021 – 2022
Funding: Media Literacy for All pilot programme of the European Union.
Social media: Twitter #Facts4All
The 15 school leaders/teachers, 5 from Malta, and the project partners gathered for a two-day workshop, where the MOOC concept was presented. The event was held, on the 14th -15th October, and the Maltese delegation met in the Directorate for Digital Literacy and Transversal Skills Centre Ħamrun.
The Maltese team is composed of:
|Educators / leaders||School|
|Mr Mario Abdilla||ICT Teacher, St Ignatius College Middle School|
|Mr Mario Cucciardi||HOD PSCD, St Ignatius College senior School|
|Ms Wendy Decelis||Head of Department, Directorate for Digital Literacy and Transversal Skills|
|Ms Gabriella Govus||St Catherine High School|
|Ms Rachel Sladden||St. Joseph Mater Boni Consilii|
|Mr Joseph Micallef||Support Teacher Digital Literacy on behalf of DLTS|
|Dr Omar Seguna||Project coordinator on behalf of DLTS|
|Mr Grazio Grixti||Director DLTS|
Based on the results of the above-mentioned workshop, learning activities were later developed and adapted, drawing upon existing tools and best practices. The third phase involved the testing of the MOOC. After a thorough analysis of the project participants’ experience pilot-testing the first version of the MOOC, materials were adapted according to the received feedback. The final stage was the dissemination.
The MOOC is now launched on the European Schoolnet Academy platform
Addressing Online Hate Speech Debate
An online debate, held on Friday 25th February 2022, in collaboration with the Migrant Learners Unit and the Education Officer for Ethics within the Directorate for Learning and Assessment Programmes.
Panel Members: Ms Lusine Elizbaryan, Mr Omar Rababah, Ms Lucianne Zammit, Dr Omar Seguna
Lessons by school leaders
St Ignatius College Middle School, lesson by Mr Mario Abdilla
St Benedict College Għaxaq Primary, Ms Wendy Decelis
Mater Bonii Consigli, Ms Rachel Sladden