Explore practical approaches to develop pupils as informed and engaged news consumers
Learn how to promote excitement about the news and develop your pupils’ understanding of its role within society. Explore ways to promote meaningful discussions about real news and social issues within the classroom.
Explore strategies to enable pupils to critically read and discuss the news
Learn how to use critical questioning to help pupils to analyse real news reports. Explore how to distinguish between fact and opinion, identify points of view, evaluate author intention and examine bias. Investigate the problem of fake news and help your pupils to become fake news detectives!
Improve pupils’ news writing by bringing authentic news production into the classroom
Learn how to use real news reports as models for writing. Explore the array of different roles in the newsroom and how to utilise these to enhance pupils’ writing skills, as well as their enjoyment and motivation.
Identify opportunities for empowering pupils to have a voice.
Explore how using a real-world context can create an exciting hook into a news project. Learn practical tips for bringing the newsroom into your classroom: write for a real purpose, research and report real stories responsibly and safely, conduct professional interviews and reach a real audience.
Course structure and pricing
The course is available as a one-day workshop and is run by our NewsWise programme team.
For the one-day session we ask delegates to pay a contribution of £20.
- Through NewsWise, we help teachers empower pupils to access, understand, analyse and participate in the news.