Questions Matter Adult Educators Conference 2023

Calling adult education practitioners!

Grab a coffee, pastry and immerse yourself in a morning conference that will challenge the spread of misinformation using media literacy & microlearning in an increasingly polarised world.

Tue, 12 Dec 2023

08:30 - 11:30am

Mermaid Centre, Bray, Co. Wicklow

Register for your FREE place at the Questions Matter 2023 morning conference

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Conference aims

To explore misinformation, how and why it spreads and how educators can respond

To network and share digital literacy tools you can use to protect both yourself as well as your learners as part of active citizenship

To showcase learning and methods from the microlearning project and build regional interest for the digital media literacy approach piloted

To demonstrate and try out the new microlearning 10-lesson course on WhatsApp, following its pilot phase.

To review the sustainability of microlearning initiatives in Wicklow and beyond

Target audience: adult literacy educators, tutors and adult education practitioners.

Event location

Launch event 28 Sept: Facts Matter – New tutor guide

We are bombarded everyday by information, a lot of which is false or misleading – this is often called an ‘infodemic’.

We require skills to work out if what we are reading or hearing is true or false. This means taking the time to find reliable and accurate information, question it and ask yourself ‘what can I do?’

On Tuesday 28 September at 1pm, 80:20 Educating and Acting for a Better World is delighted to launch a new tutor guide, Facts Matter: A Guide to Building Critical Media Literacy in Today’s World at this webinar, with our partners The National Adult Literacy Agency (NALA).

Join Helen Ryan from NALA and Tony Daly from 80:20 to hear about developing the guide and also hear from:

  • Catherine Devlin, Adult Literacy Ambassador, talking about why facts matter
  • Órla Ryan from, talking about how we can fight back against misinformation
  • Joan Fitzpatrick, Adult Literacy practitioner from Kildare and Wicklow Education and Training Board, talking about teaching and facilitating learning on media literacy
Register for the launch event, taking place online via Zoom

‘Facts Matter’ is an introductory guide for adult literacy and adult education practitioners who wish to build their students’ knowledge, understanding, skills and confidence in critical thinking, media and digital literacy.

Once you register at the link you will then receive an email from Zoom with a link to join the 1-hour webinar on 28th September 2021.

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  • The production of Facts Matter has been supported by Irish Aid at the Department of Foreign Affairs.