MEDIA LITERACIES / SHORT CUTS

Dr Peter Thomas, director HaileyburyX

DR PETER THOMAS

DIRECTOR, HAILEYBURYX

WITH SPECIAL GUEST

Annabel Astbury, Chair Media Literacy Alliance

ANNABEL ASTBURY

CHAIR, AUSTRALIAN MEDIA LITERACY ALLIANCE

A series of short conversations about all aspects of media literacy for K12 students, teachers and parents.

Media literacy is essential to society.

In the era of fake news and misinformation, we need to critically engage with media and technologies across all areas of our lives and be confident in our ability to make decisions about media use.

Join Peter Thomas with special guest Annabel Astbury, Chair of the Australian Media Literacy Alliance, along with other guests for MEDIA LITERACIES / SHORT CUTS, a series of easily digestible, to the point and practical discussions about media literacies.

Track music
From Way of Life by Darryl John.
Permission courtesy of the composer

MEDIA LITERACIES / SHORT CUTS is supported by The Australian Media Literacy Alliance (AMLA) and HaileyburyX. 

Executive Producer
PETER THOMAS

MEDIA LITERACIES / SHORT CUTS / ABOUT 

E0: SHORT CUTS

Media Literacy is essential to society. In the era of fake news and misinformation, we need to critically engage with media and technologies across all areas of our lives and be confident in our ability to make decisions about media use.
 
Join Dr Peter Thomas, with special guests including Annabel Astbury, Chair of the Australian Media Literacy Alliance, for Media Literacies/Short Cuts, a series of easily digestible, to the point and practical discussions about media literacies.
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Media Literacies - Short Cuts - Dr Peter Thomas

MEDIA LITERACIES / SHORT CUTS / FAKE NEWS

E1: IN THE FAKERY BAKERY

We discuss the history of fake news (longer than you might think) and scroll to the present day of feeds full of fake news and how it is made. From bots and trolls to political spin, how do we spot fake news, what can we do about it and how do we upskill students to be experts in knowing what and who to trust.
 
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Media Literacies - Short Cuts - Dr Peter Thomas

MEDIA LITERACIES / SHORT CUTS / BIAS

E2: WHOSE BIAS?

Everyone is out to tell a story, and everyone has a point of view. From Twitter feeds to mainstream news outlets, what we see is necessarily biased and incomplete. What are the signals of bias, how can we read it and how do we build capacity to engage critically with media?
 
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Media Literacies - Short Cuts - Dr Peter Thomas

MEDIA LITERACIES / SHORT CUTS / STAYING CURRENT

E3:How to stay current in a 24/7 media world

The news cycle is endless, relentless, demands our attention and sometimes not being right up to date can have huge consequences. In the tsunami of news on our devices what should we do to get to the now? We look at how to stay right up to date without being overwhelmed by the constant news feed.
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Media Literacies - Short Cuts with Annabel Astbury and Dr Peter Thomas

MEDIA LITERACIES / SHORT CUTS / FACT CHECKING

E4:Who fact checks the fact checkers?

Rigorous fact checking is an essential tool to combat media misinformation. But who checks the fact checkers? Can we trust what seems to be verified? What trust markers can we look for as we consume media? We look at the facts about fact-checking.
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Media Literacies - Short Cuts with Annabel Astbury and Dr Peter Thomas

MEDIA LITERACIES / SHORT CUTS / CREATORS

E5:Empowering students

Along with the many disadvantages of online media, one advantage stands out: anyone can be a creator. The tools to show what you know and do are in our hands, quite literally, but how do we make the post of them while navigating the hazards of life online?
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Media Literacies - Short Cuts with Annabel Astbury and Dr Peter Thomas

MEDIA LITERACIES / SHORT CUTS / CRITICAL THINKING

E6:thinkING critically

According to a recent McKinsey survey, critical thinking is one of the key foundational skills that are needed in the future world of work. But is it an easily taught skill or is it an attitude? We look at how we equip students with critical thinking skills to navigate the many forms of media they encounter.  
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Media Literacies - Short Cuts with Annabel Astbury and Dr Peter Thomas

MEDIA LITERACIES / SHORT CUTS / SCHOOLS

E7:MEDIA LITERACIES IN SCHOOLS

In this capstone episode, we talk to Lauren Sayer, Executive Director Research and Innovation at Melbourne Girls' Grammar School about her experience of media literacies in the classroom.  
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Media Literacies - Short Cuts with Annabel Astbury and Dr Peter Thomas

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