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.

For more, visit

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

Event: National Tutors’ Forum 2019: Transformation through learning

Adult education tutors!

Join us at the 2019 National Forum for Adult Literacy Tutors organisd by NALA, which will focus on the process of transformation from different perspectives – the learner and the tutor. It will look at how this transformation can be analyzed and supported and how it can bring positive change to both learners and tutors.

Tony Daly (80:20) and Helen Ryan (NALA) will be contributing to the Forum through workshops, Beyond the click: Challenging fake news in the learning environment, based on the educator’s toolkit.

Photo: a 2014 ad campaign run by the Government of Australia anti-immigration poster which was supposed to counter people smuggling. (this was poster was included in  #BeyondTheClick: an educator’s toolkit for exploring global digital citizenship).