NLP’s new framework for teaching news literacy highlighted in The 74
During the third annual National News Literacy Week, NLP unveiled a new framework for teaching news literacy to students. The framework offers standards, questions, objectives, performance tasks and learning activities for educator planning.
As the framework was announced, The 74 spoke with Pamela Brunskill, senior manager of education and content, and Shaelynn Farnsworth, director of educator network expansion, to better understand the framework, its purpose, and why it’s needed now.
Brunskill said the new framework will help teachers manage what feels like unlimited information: “The idea of educating the next generation to be news-literate is daunting, particularly because we’re faced with the most dynamic and complex information environment in history,” she said. “For many educators, it’s hard to know what to teach and where to begin.”
“Instead of developing healthy skepticism, students read with a cynical eye instead of a critical one, often not believing any information they consume online,” Farnsworth said. “To combat this, educators hone skills, so students know what to believe, who to trust and what to share.”
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