dBias: early summer update

Our first joint-staff training took place in April and was intended to give insights on how to make a successful short video for the purpose of telling about cognitive biases in education context. As a follow-up to the training, national teams started drafting scenarios for videos, aiming to expose viewer to genuine bias-related situations. This…

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Joint staff training “De-biasing: designing storyboards for videos”

We have the pleasure to announce that the first of two planned learning and training activities within the frame of our The Art of De-biasing Erasmus+ project was successfully completed. The joint-staff training kept busy 18 participants from 8 partner countries between 20th and 29th of April. The activity inevitably took place online, nevertheless it…

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Validation of bias-related examples

For the purposes of the dBias project we are kindly asking fellow educators, preferably those with experience in adult learning (16+), to fill a short survey with which we are attempting to validate both our choice of biases and their exemplification in teaching and learning contexts. This will help us find out how relevant these…

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A Touch of Conspiracy: ‘Denver Airport’ & ‘Finland does not exist’

It seems to me that the general knowledge of conspiracy theories (e.g. to be able to mention at least 3 of them) lately has drastically widened. Whether it’s triggered by the sudden abundance of time to spend on free browsing as millions remained home due to lockdown; or by the evident incapacity of ruling authorities…

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Skillability project approved by the Dutch Erasmus+ National Agency

We are launching a 3-year project dedicated to social inclusion and employability for people with disability in Bulgaria, Netherlands, Slovenia, Denmark, Portugal, Italy and Lithuania. With Skillability project we intend to address the low employment rates, encourage use of talents, promote entrepreneurship and creativity, suggest alternative path to financial independence, improve social and digital skills,…

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The Art of De-biasing project approved for funding in Scotland

This project is designed by NTCenter (BG)and led and coordinated by Bash Art Creative (UK-Scotland). Koç University (TR), Institute for Contemporary Education (RS), Arteveldehogeschool (BE), Edulin (NL), Delft Digital Learning (PT) and Drawing to Health (NL) are the partners with specific knowlege which are necessary for project work. The dBias project is exclusively focused on…

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De Facto Guidebook for educators now available online

The Guidebook to fact-based reading and teaching is now available in English on the De Facto’s website. It encompasses a set of materials and tools which can be used by educators to improve the critical thinking of their learners and reduce the harmful effects of exposure to mis- and disinformation. Versions of the Guidebook in…

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SKILLS+ competition partnership in Bulgaria

NTCenter’s team is pleased to announce that we had un official meeting with the Mayor of Tryavna Municipality and the Director of the Center for Social Rehabilitation and Integration. An action plan for SKILLS+ activities in Bulgaria was drafted. We have a preliminary arrangement for the municipality to host the SKILLS+ National competition.

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NTCenter now member of SOMA

NTCenter, the leading organisation behind De Facto, has now two staff members with access to the platform and tools of the EU Observatory for disinformation (Social Observatory for Disinformation and Social Media Analysis – SOMA). Another account is handed out to a De Facto partner, and we stand by to support any De Facto partner…

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The pilot De Facto training for educators

NTCenter team participated in the first De Facto project training which took place between 27th and 31st of January in Ghent, Belgium. The main focus of the training was the De Facto approach to identify and counteract disinformation in education context. Our hosts from Arteveldehogeschool did their best to create friendly and inspiring working environment…

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