Informal way works best!

As you saw in the video, we engage and convince colleagues during informal contacts. By doing this in a casual way, you can approach your colleagues who have busy schedules. It might be difficult to reach them through formal moment. However, when you can share the impact of your media literacy lessons with your colleagues, it might motivate them to work on their own media literacy in the classroom.

In real life, we see that "media cafes," "soups and apps," and "edulunches" really work as an place to create enthusiasm for media literacy, but also can serve as a place where colleagues can pose media literacy questions. The serve as Professional Learning Communities, but don't necessarily need to sound that serious! It can be an open community for everyone who has questions about media literacy. You can do a monthly theme or just let your colleagues come up with questions they have and problems they encountered while trying to talk about media literacy: Some questions you can use during your 'media cafe':

  • How do you use a certain app?
  • How can you talk about fake news with your students?
  • What methods can I use to let students reflect on their own media usage?
  • What is the point following of copy right?
  • What are the latest TikTok trends?

By asking smart, humble questions and expressing sincere interest in their experiences and attitudes towards media, you can foster positive change. The way we frame our questions can trigger self-reflection, curiosity, dialogue, openness, and new ways of thinking for those answering the questions.

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