Workshop 29 Aug 2018: Getting beyond the click – tackling fake news through human rights education

Event Location: IDEA Office, 6 Gardiner Row, Dublin 1.

Join us for Getting beyond the click – a workshop on tackling fake news through human rights education, Wednesday, 29 August 2018, 11.00am-1.00pm, in the IDEA Office.

The session will be led by Tony Daly, co-author of #BeyondTheClick: a teaching toolkit for global digital citizenship, and co-ordinator of 80:20 Educating and Acting for a Better World.

The 2-hour workshop will include:

  • Introducing #BeyondTheClick – highlights for educators from Development Education and human rights education perspectives
  • Testing subject-specific connections to issues such as i) sources of information; ii) what makes information reliable; iii) engaging in digital communities; iv) the internet as a marketplace of ideas and advertising, of ideas, interests and worldviews, and where we fit in
  • Practical hands-on learning scenarios with a focus on building strong digital communities for change
  • Linking to the Sustainable Development Goals, human rights education and agendas for activism
  • Applied curriculum linking, including to Politics and Society, junior cycle statements of learning, Brighter Outcomes, Brighter Futures and more.

Workshop participants will also avail of a free poster from the toolkit based on The 10 Elements of Global Digital Citizenship drawn out of the toolkit.

To register contact morina@ideaonline.ie or visit the IDEA website.

More information about #BeyondTheClick is available on the project page.

‘Does anyone know what happened in Australia on January 26th 1788?’

 ‘Does anyone know what happened in Australia on 26 January 1788?

What makes up Aboriginal identity when you don’t know who you are?

Should we be allowed to let people in? Whose responsibility is it?

What about when other people welcomed us when we needed somewhere to go after the great famine?’

30 students from Woodbrook College, Presentation College Bray and Loreto Secondary School Bray took part in a joint workshop at Loreto on November 16th, exploring Aboriginal affairs, migration and issues from an Australian context led by Dom Ofner of the Edmund Rice Centre, Sydney.

The students discussed a range of issues including:

  • The history of Aboriginal Australians
  • Identity, stereotyping and ‘othering’
  • Colonialism, intergenerational trauma and justice
  • Asylum seekers, Manus Island and the context of asylum seeker in direct provision in Ireland

The workshop was delivered as part of the Let’s Talk project in conjunction with the ERC, Sydney.

  • News report: Read the news report in the Bray People online, published on November 25th, 2017.
  • Photo credit: Dom Ofner on peace and justice in Australia (November 16th, 2017) by Tony Daly/80:20 Educating and Acting for Better World

The post-truth is out there. Join us at the Bray Literary Festival

We’re delighted to be taking part in the inaugural Bray Literary Festival 2017 in an event that’s free and open to all – drop in and join the conversation on the post-truth world (not just UK and United States of America…).

As an organisation based in Bray we’re particularly happy to be involved in the festival.

More info on event is below.

When: Sunday 24th September 2017

Time: 12.30-13.30

Place: Harbour Bar, Bray, Co. Wicklow

The post-truth is out there.

2016 was a year dominated by highly charged political and social circumstances. The Oxford dictionary declared “post-truth” as the Word of the Year.

Oxford Dictionaries President Casper Grathwohl tells us that it has been ‘fuelled by the rise of social media as a news source and a growing distrust of facts offered up by the establishment, post-truth as a concept has been finding its linguistic footing for some time’.

What are the implications beyond the UK and the United States of America? Distorting the truth is not a new industry, particularly in contexts that involved power-grabs over democratic institutions and as a tool for suppressing facts over fiction in public relations exercises.

As the implications of business-as-usual approaches to affluent modern lifestyles are now seen in some of the richest and poorest countries, are linked to the rise of economic inequalities within and between countries and an irreversible changing climate system, these converging realities place new shocks to standards of dignity, a common humanity and happiness on an increasingly more unequal planet.

Are facts no longer sacred? Who is to blame? What does the post-truth world look like beyond the noise of social media bubbles and UK and US headlines? What can we do about it?

Tony Daly will be in conversation with environmental scientist Cara Augustenborg and child refugee rights campaigner Grace McManus. This event is brought to you by the team that produced 80-20 Development in an Unequal World, 7th edition – a primer on key international development, human rights and sustainability issues and ideas co-published by the New Internationalist, Oxford and 80:20 Educating and Acting for a Better World, Bray.

Photo credit: This is a pipe (2010) by Thomas Hawke, via Flickr (CC-BY-NC-2.0)