During the months of June and July of 2021 SMaRT-EU carried out participatory activities with local intergenerational groups.
The activities promote learning by doing, providing ‘third space’ workshops on fake news, critical agency for social media and media for civic agency on a local level for young people and older people, and using the SMaRT EU Toolkit to empower the participants in critical and agentive media literacy. Read a sneak peak below!
Innovative participatory workshops -
Unveiling the role of social media in our societies
Can you please teach me how to make my own FB profile, but without being visible for the others? Can you help me with cookies? I would like to open my e-citizen profile. How hard is it? This is just a snapshot of the questions of the seniors as participants in the intergenerational workshops within our project.
SMaRT-EU has helped us gain a new perspective on the role that media and social networks have in the lives of elders and seniors and we see a huge need for lifelong learning programs focusing on disinformation. Our innovative approach brought seniors together with students and professionals to discuss and reflect on the role of social media in our societies in five countries.