How to deal with the flood of misinformation about COVID-19?
The Council of Europe has published today a new set of learning activities based on the COVID-19 pandemic. All the materials are inline with the “Reference Framework of Competences for Democratic Culture”.
Everyday life during the pandemic has raised some serious challenges for educators and young people alike. These challenges include e.g. following issues:
- How to deal with the flood of misinformation about COVID-19?
- The prejudices and hostility towards certain groups of people that have arisen during the pandemic.
- The human rights’ implications of the public health measures that have been adopted
- How to ensure the well-being of learners who have been deprived of face-to-face social contact with their friends during lockdown
- How to deal with the negative emotions and feelings that have been elicited by the pandemic?
These challenges could be used as an opportunity to promote learners’ competences for democratic culture. The Council of Europe has therefore developed a set of learning activities that may be used in primary and secondary education, all of which are based directly on the challenges raised by the COVID-19 pandemic. Each activity has been designed to foster a set of specific competences, and all of the activities relate to one or more of the six themes of the Democratic Schools Network.
A member of Faktabaari has participated actively in the preparation of these materials last summer.
You can download the learning activities based on the COVID-19 pandemic from here: