This module covers the basic principles of Design Thinking, with a focus on empathy. The module then uses this approach to guide participants on how to write content, design, produce and market a media product. Basic media skills are included for radio, videos, use of infographics and social media campaigns.
The Learn to Discern (L2D) approach helps develop healthy habits for engaging with information, online and offline. Unlike traditional media literacy approaches, Learn to Discern responds to the needs of today’s media consumers and was designed for behavior change. The module addresses challenges posed by misinformation, disinformation and propaganda, builds awareness of emotional manipulations and skills to resist it. L2D also focuses on creating a space to reflect, comment, and interact with information.
The Digital Literacy module builds participants’ skills to use the internet safely and effectively. The course starts with basic cyberspace awareness and the volume of information globally and locally on the internet, then builds towards more advanced skills including security best practices, Cybercrime legislation and Cyberspace ethics. The module also delves into active digital citizenship, participation on the internet and delivering constructive feedback. The skills gained during this training lay the foundation for the more advanced concepts covered in the Learn to Discern (L2D) module.
This module is designed to build critical thinking skills that encourage the adoption of healthy habits in decision making. Topics covered include the “six thinking hats” and critical thinking skills such as empathy and checking for biases. The module also touches on how to differentiate between opinions and facts, a starting point for a topic in Learn to Discern (L2D).
The Active Citizenship module covers the topic of individual and community identity and values and belonging. The module also introduces the issue of stereotypes, biases and hate speech, which are explored further in the Learn to Discern (L2D) module.