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Media Literacy Education and AI

Exploring the growing influence of AI, misinformation and fake news

How can educators help students think critically and evaluate all types of communication including digital platforms? In this edition of Education Now, panelists discuss the skills needed to navigate a world increasingly influenced by artificial intelligence, misinformation, and fake news.


  • Merve Lapus, vice president, Education Outreach & Engagement, Common Sense Education 
  • Sarah Newman, director of art and education, metaLAB (at) Harvard, Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University
  • Faith Rogow, author, Media Literacy for Young Children: Teaching Beyond the Screen Time Debates


Uche Amaechi, Lecturer on Education, HGSE

Key Takeaways:

  1. It is never too soon and never too late to empower students to think critically and creatively, not cynically, about generative AI and all media. An inquiry mindset is a good entry point.
  2. Teach students the habit of asking inquiry-based critical thinking questions and remind them that all media are created and what is included and excluded influences the messages that are conveyed. 
  3. Don’t give AI too much power. Everyone, including educators, should actively question the role they want new technologies to have in our lives, including our schools, colleges, and universities.

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