Fake News! An Introduction to Critical Thinking

Mentored by Andrew Riley-Watson
Brighton, BN1 1AL
For ages: 8 - 18
£15
Next date: None - message Mentor to express interest

A SUMMARY

Do you worry about the influence of fake news, anti-science and pseudo-science on our children? Don't leave it to chance! Join us for a two-hour introduction to critical thinking for children in the October half term. We'll introduce the skills that children will need as they grow up to identify frauds, fake news, conspiracy theories and pseudo-science! Very few skills will be more important than this in the future. Interested? Please message me using the purple contact mentor button and I will be happy to arrange a workshop for a group.

About your Mentor

About your Mentor

Andrew

I'm a practising scientist with a background in experimental physics. I've been teaching coding and hacking workshops to children since 2015, as Venture Coders and more recently Genius Brighton. Promotion of science and communicating scientific topics to non-scientists is something I deeply believe in. Ensuring that people, in particular children, have the skills to recognise frauds and fakes, and to question what they see and read, is I believe one of our greatest responsibilities.

Learning aims

To recognise fake news online and in social media.

Strengths to develop

Recognising why we often believe things that appear to make little sense on close examination teaches us a lot about ourselves as people. The better we know ourselves, the better able we are to steer ourselves through life.

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Fake News! An Introduction to Critical Thinking block mentored by Andrew Riley-Watson
Fake News! An Introduction to Critical Thinking block mentored by Andrew Riley-Watson
Fake News! An Introduction to Critical Thinking block mentored by Andrew Riley-Watson
Fake News! An Introduction to Critical Thinking block mentored by Andrew Riley-Watson
Fake News! An Introduction to Critical Thinking block mentored by Andrew Riley-Watson
Fake News! An Introduction to Critical Thinking block mentored by Andrew Riley-Watson
Fake News! An Introduction to Critical Thinking block mentored by Andrew Riley-Watson
Fake News! An Introduction to Critical Thinking block mentored by Andrew Riley-Watson
Fake News! An Introduction to Critical Thinking block mentored by Andrew Riley-Watson

What's provided

Equipment

Safety

Enhanced DBS

Basic DBS

Risk Assessment

Public Liability Insurance

Safeguarding Training

First Aid Training

First Aid Kit

Smoke Detector

Coronavirus Safety Policy

Please note

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Where
we'll be

Middle Street Primary School, 37 Middle Street, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 1AL

Pricing information

Standard price: £15

Pricing information

Cancellation

My experience consists of a leisure activity, on a specific date(s), and therefore the 14-day ‘cooling off period’ under the Consumer Contracts Regulations 2013 does not apply.

No refunds are given except in the case of a cancellation by the Mentor.


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