Ponder: Critical Media Literacy Workshop is a workshop organized by UNICEF Innovations Lab Kosovo, in partnership with NGO PEN and the OSCE Mission in Kosovo, with the aim to improve critical thinking skills, focusing on Critical Media Literacy. This special edition of PONDER, is organized in collaboration with Wiki Academy, an IPKO Foundation Project whose aim is to directly involve youth and adolescents in article creation processes for Wikipedia.

PONDER – Wiki Academy Workshop is focused on critical media literacy, with the aim to improve skills on critical thinking, writing and reading, and understanding and challenging subjective information, by being included directly in the process of creating articles in Wikipedia.

This Workshop offers:

  • Improvement of reading and writing skills;
  • Ability to think more critically;
  • Ability to understand and challenge the subjective information;
  • Development of a critical approach to a daily basis information on social networks and other media;
  • Advanced research and information gathering skills;
  • Contribution in the development of the quality and quantity of online information about Kosovo;
  • Promotion of active citizenship between the articles authors, and other members of the society;
  • Networking with young critics;
  • Opportunity for internship or practical work in the media institutions (portals, newspapers, TV or radio);
  • Mentoring and continuous supervision;
  • Certification;

 

Who can apply?

  • Adolescents and youth of ages 14 – 21, Residents of Kosovo
  • Adolescents and youth who are interested to improve their critical thinking skills
  • Adolescents and youth who are interested in writing and reading

 

How to apply?

  • You can apply individually or as a team group of two or three members;
  • Provide required information for each team member while filling the application form;
  • Write two essays based on the description offered in the application form below:

The workshop will be held from 27-29 October, 2017.
The deadline for application is Thursday, 19th October  2017.