Influenced or Informed? (Code MLL2WA2W3)

IO4. Media Literacy

Work Area 2

Workshop 3: Influenced or Informed?

1. General Information

Name of the key competence:
The growing influence of The Media

Name of the workshop:

Influenced or Informed?

Main learning outcomes:

2.2.1 Appraise personal use of different forms of media

2.2.2 Reflect on the impact of Social Media and Social Media Usage on everyday life

Work area{s):

WA2: Accessing and Using Media


4 hours

AC entry level


Class room activity

Outward bound activity

E-learning activity

Min. training materials:

Online connection

Beamer and PC

White board

Paper/pencils, post its etc

Extra rooms


Special attention:

Involvement of third parties

Special arrangements needed

Prep work for participants required



2. Didactical Methodology

Part of workshop

Innovative didactical methodology used:

What it means:

1st part

2nd part

3rd part

1. Spaced learning

Highly condensed learning content is repeated three times, with two 10-minute breaks during which distractor activities such as physical activities are performed by the students

2. Cross Over learning

Learning in informal settings, such as museums and after-school clubs, can link educational content with issues that matter to learners in their lives

3. Learning through argumentation

Argumentation as means to attend to contrasting ideas, which can deepen their learning.  Use of meaningful discussion in classrooms through open-ended questions, re-state of remarks in more scientific language, and develop and use models to construct explanations

4. Incidental learning

Incidental learning, unplanned or unintentional learning. It may occur while carrying out an activity that is seemingly unrelated to what is learned. It is not lead by a teacher

5. Context based learning

By interpreting new information in the context of where and when it occurs, and by relating it to what we already know, we come to understand its relevance and meaning

6. Computational thinking

Breaking large problems down into smaller ones (decomposition), recognizing how these relate to problems that have been solved in the past (pattern recognition), setting aside unimportant details (abstraction), identifying and developing the steps that will be necessary to reach a solution (algorithms) and refining these steps (debugging).

7. Learning by doing

A hands-on approach to learning, meaning students must interact with their environment in order to adapt and learn

8. Embodied Learning

Embodied learning involves self-awareness of the body interacting with a real or simulated world to support the learning process

9. Adaptive Teaching

Using data of learner’s previous and current learning to create a personalized path through educational content.

Data (f.e. time spent reading, scores) can form a basis for guiding each learner through educational materials. Adaptive teaching can either be applied to classroom activities or in online environments where learners control their own pace of study

10. Analytics of Emotions

Teachers responding to students’ emotions and dispositions, so that teaching can become more responsive to the whole learner

3. Type of training activities used

Type of activity
Part of workshop

1st part

2nd part

3rd part

1. Q-A session

2. Case studies

3. Small group discussions

4. Active summaries

5. Demonstrations

6. Real world learning / real life scenario

7. Apprenticeship

8. Story board teaching

9. Out of class activity

10. Problem-based learning activity / problem solving

11. Collaborative preparation

12. Discussion questions / group discussion

13. Group activity

14. Story telling

15. Mind mapping

16. Brainstorming

17. Instructional video

18. Role playing

19. Self-assessment

20. (Mentor) work shadowing

21. Instruction

22. Event organisation

23. Online training

24. Learning game

25. Reflection

26. Coaching

4. Organization of the workshop

2 hours, World Café: My media


2.2.1 Appraise personal use of different forms of media


Activity 1

  • The Facilitator sets up a Word Café activity, which they will moderate.
  • For the activity to be a success, the Learning Facilitator will prepare the learner for the session by providing an overview of the World Café method and etiquette.
  • The World Café activity will provide an opportunity to explore multiple perspectives on how different forms of media are accessed and used by individuals from different socio-economic backgrounds and cultures, and from a women’s perspective.
  • Each table at the World Café will provide a different theme for discussion.
  • The Facilitator should review the learning outcomes, explore how the learning outcomes have been met, and identify any other learning that has been gained by the group.



Annex 1:  World Café


1 hour 45 mins,  Impact of Social Media in every-day life


2.2.2 Reflect on the impact of Social Media and Social Media usage on every-day life


Activity 2

  • The Facilitator will introduce the next session by describing the learning outcome and will proceed to explain the activity will start with the showing of a Pecha Kucha video on Social Media.
  • Pecha Kucha Social Media: participants will be asked to watch the video closely, making notes on the images seen and what the images mean to them in relation to social media.
  • Each individual participant is asked to spend 20 minutes reflecting on what they wrote down and writing up their notes, especially on what they have noted as meanings behind the images and how it made them feel / what they believe the ‘message’ to be.
  • The Facilitator then divides the group in to smaller groups for a discussion of no longer than 30 minutes – each individual encouraged to share their notes.
  • To conclude the group work, the Facilitator asks the group to capture key findings e.g. differences, similarities, positives and negatives, etc.




15 minutes, Reflection


Activity 3

The Facilitator should review the learning outcomes, explore how the learning outcomes have been met, and identify any other learning that has been gained by the group.


Annex 2:  Think Critically