Research on “fake news” or misleading information connected to discrimination or indoctrination is a complex subject that on the one hand needs a broad set of digital competences and on the other hand, a proper learning environment is necessary to bring these competences into effect. Enquiry-based learning matches those requirements because of motivational and methodological aspects and it could be an adequate method for students to do research on fake news or misleading information connected to discrimination or indoctrination.
It allows them to use research methods that are closely linked to the particular research object. The research process teaches students to critically evaluate information rather than simply absorbing given facts. In this way, it supports the development of skills that are essential for dealing with fake news or misleading information.
The project proposes a guide for teachers to conduct Enquiry-based learning with a group of students who do research on a topic that is connected to “Fake News”. An overview of the learning methodology and a step-by-step guide for the process of the students’ assignment is also provided.
A flexible framework for digital media use is, also, provided in order to assist teachers being able to guide their students in integrating (digital) media and converting, in an effective way, the learning process into digital output.
For more information about the learning methodology and the framework to transform the learning process into media outputs please see Chapter 3 and Chapter 4 of the Digital Handbook.