NTCenter’s family of disinformation-related projects adds a new member!

We are excited today by news coming from Belgium where we applied earlier this year for another expansion of our flagship disinformation and misinformation applied research and development work. We are now a long way from where we started back in 2018 with De Facto. And here we are today, celebrating a successful application that…

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InTACT project getting closer to a milestone

Last year we launched InTACT, a project inspired by De Facto. InTACT’s concept includes a full training model, starting with a self-assessment test to determine individual susceptibility to conspiracy theory beliefs, a novel deconstruction approach where conspiracy theories will be “disassembled”, just as engineers and hardware technicians disassemble a piece of equipment to show students…

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ALiCE in the Wonderland of Citizenship Education

After months of desktop research and data collection, ALiCE is getting closer to a key event – a training workshop in Kromeriz, CZ, for teachers in Citizenship Education (CE) and those who teach other subjects focusing on competences related to CE. As the focus on the project is to design and develop methods for adequate…

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dBias enters a critical stage

Our dBias project that attempts to validate a model where, by means of realistic situations constructed around teacher-learner interaction and filmed on video, we will be able to identify the presence and relative strength of a range of biases. Starting with close to 200, we narrowed down the list of cognitive biases for our experiment…

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dBias Newsletter#2

The second issue of the dBias newsletter features some of the core team members and shares their views on the project impact at personal and organisational level. The partners were asked to answer two key questions: In what way does the participation in dBias project change your mindset? How do you think the project will impact your…

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Citizenship Education in Europe: Formative Assessment

Starting in December 2021, we are embarking on another challenging journey alongside colleagues from Belgium, Norway, Portugal, Italy, Czechia and Slovenia. Partly reaffirming a previous successful partnership, we are now in a more academic company attempting to find a solution to support Citizenship Education (CE) in partner countries with an appropriate and well-targeted assessment toolbox.…

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Conspiracy Theories: A Deconstruction Model

NTCenter maintains a continuous focus on disinformation and disinformation related-cognition. With the financial support of the Erasmus+ programme of the EU, we are launching InTACT, a 30-months project on conspiracy theories. Our working hypothesis is that we can apply a methodology similar to the one we had recently adopted in De Facto for building resilience…

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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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