TEACHERS will learn how to tackle fake news at the Association for Media Education in Scotland conference on 3 June at the University of Edinburgh.
The keynote address on media, politics and young people will be given by Scots investigative journalist, filmmaker and BBC Radio Scotland contributor, Eamonn O’Neill.
Conference organiser, Rick Instrell, said: “How can we, as teachers, promote respectful, rational and evidence-based dialogue when politicians and media often gain support and audiences through the opposite?”
As well as a session on fake news, by Professor Alex Law of Abertay University, the conference will feature workshops on film, animation and graphic novels.
Creative filmmaking workshops will be taught by three Scots-based filmmakers: David Griffith, Kate Burton and Yasmin al-Hadithi.
Mr Instrell added: “AMES is delighted to hold their annual education conference at St Leonard’s Hall with its stunning location beneath Arthur’s Seat.
“The venue was St Trinnean’s School for Girls from 1922 until World War II.
“It is reputed to be the inspiration for St Trinian’s School in Ronald Searle’s cartoons and novels.
“Quite appropriate for a film and media conference. I trust our delegates will be better behaved!”
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