Promoting Critical Digital Literacy and Digital Well-being in the Age of Fake News
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Promoting Critical Digital Literacy and Digital Well-being

in the Age of Fake News (For Secondary School teachers)



Date: 30 August 2018 Thursday
Venue: To Be Confirmed
Time: 2:00PM to 5:00PM
Closing Date: 17 August 2018 Friday
Workshop Fee: S$200.00 per participant. Fees are subject to GST and include all training materials and 1 tea break.

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The Internet, social media and connected technologies have made it easier than ever for most people to access, share and create content online, and participate in online communities. In an increasingly digitally mediated world not bound by geographic boundaries, we are often presented with a complex mix of news, popular culture, commentary, opinion as well as misinformation and fake news. 

Alongside these developments are many new pedagogies and positive opportunities brought by connected learning. There is therefore a real need for both educator and learners today to develop critical digital literacy. However, as humans operating in digital spaces, it is also important to develop our social and emotional intelligence so we can develop conscious habits, resilience and well-being, so we are able to have healthier relationships and be able to detect and manage online challenges. This is key because the world we encounter through online interactions also changes our world view personally and professionally. 

You are invited to a half day interactive WISE KIDS workshop which aims to explore these themes with a spotlight on how we can use a pupil-centred approach to developing learners’ critical digital literacy and well-being. 

The workshop will feature ‘live-blogging’ so teachers can gain practical insights into how such tools can be used for reflective practice. All attendees will also gain access to a specially created Google site with links to further resources.

Outcomes / expectations

  • Gain an understanding of the changing digital landscape, connected learning and growth in trends like the propagation of 'fake news'.
  • Uncover critical digital literacies that pupils and educators need to counter 'fake news' and other online challenges so they are better prepared for learning and online participation.
  • Gain insights into how to develop pupil-centred social and emotional well-being so they are better able to detect and manage online risks and challenges.
  • Gain insights into the use of live-blogging/reflection tools in your classroom.



About Dr Sangeet Bhullar

Sangeet BhullarDr Sangeet Bhullar is the founder of WISE KIDS, a non-profit company founded in the UK in Oct 2002 to promote innovative, positive and safe internet use. WISE KIDS delivers innovative training programmes, research, consultancy and resource development in the areas of Digital Literacy, Digital Citizenship, Youth Engagement and Cyber Wellness. Sangeet has delivered programmes internationally, including in Singapore for the Ministry of Education (MOE), for e.g. a 'Digital Leader in Education Programme' for MOE EdTech officers; also undertaking a review of the MOE Cyber Wellness Secondary Curriculum. Her Digital Leaders in Education Teacher CPD award programme was also shortlisted for a national ISPA award in the UK in July 2016.