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An independent charity that combines the journalistic expertise of The Economist newspaper with teaching know-how.

The Economist Educational Foundation

location_on United Kingdom
We enable inspiring discussions about the news in schools by providing educational news content, teacher training and resources. We also bring together schools from different communities and countries for global conversations. www.EconomistFoundation.org www.BurnetNewsClub.com
Emily Evans, Founder and CEO
It has never been so important to ensure that all young people have opportunities to build news literacy skills and join inquisitive discussions about current affairs.

Emily Evans, Founder and CEO

Overview

HundrED has selected this innovation to

HundrED 2021

HundrED 2020

Digital Wellbeing

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Innovation Overview

TEACHERS
Target Group
8 000
Children/Users
19
Countries
2012
Established
For-profit
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2 171
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Giving young people the skills to think for themselves about current affairs.

We enable inspiring discussions about the news in schools. We provide educational news content, teacher training and resources. We also bring together schools from different communities and countries for global conversations.

By taking part in these discussions, young people learn to think for themselves about the news. They become able to see fake news, one-sided debates and unsound arguments for what they are. They practice having their say about issues affecting their lives.  

In uncertain times, the ability to think critically and communicate confidently about real-world issues is a hugely valuable asset. It not only gives young people a voice, it helps them to succeed in school, the workplace and beyond.

 Get in touch to find out more: www.economistfoundation.org


Research

HundrED Academy Review

The ability to engage students in rigorous, evidence-based discussions of current events has the potential to be very powerful, particularly if it's done at a meaningful dosage.

- HundrED Academy Member

Great innovation with a clear focus on economics as the central pathway for education and global leadership. Wonderful research to prove points.

- HundrED Academy Member
IMPACT & SCALABILITY
With the increase of online exposure, the importance of news literacy has increased exponentially. The Economist Educational Foundation is equipping students with the power to decipher fact from fiction and increase their ability to be critical thinkers and engage in thought provoking discussions.
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See this innovation in action

Black Lives Matter: free learning resource for young people
This bulletin comes in response to the protests for racial equality that are happening all over the world, specifically under the “Black Lives Matter” movement. It provides opportunities for discussing racism and racial discrimination by exploring questions like: • Is racism always obvious? • Is treating people equally always fair? • Is racism getting worse?
What is racism? Free learning resource for young people
This bulletin comes in response to the protests for racial equality that are happening all over the world, specifically under the “Black Lives Matter” movement. It provides opportunities for discussing racism and racial discrimination by exploring questions like: • What is prejudice? • What does discrimination look like? • Whose responsibility is it to end racism? This is an important topic to cover because it affects the lives of young people and is increasingly visible in the media.
The Burnet News Club Hub Highlights Magazine 2020-21
Burnet News Club highlights
Free home-learning resources to help children discuss the news
Numeracy in the News
Covid-19 Child-led free learning resource
During the Covid-19 pandemic, we have a new kind of responsibility to help young people to keep learning while schools are closed. We are committed to helping them understand this scary and misinformation-plagued news story, in a way that aids rather than harms their wellbeing.We created free home learning resources that help children think critically about what they hear about Covid-19:Covid-19: Free child-led learning resourceCoronavirus and Gender: free child-led learning resourceCoronavirus and wellbeing: free child-led learning resource
Empowering a news literate generation: Impact Report 2018-19
Impact Report 2018-19
2018 Burnet News Club Impact Report
https://indd.adobe.com/view/88295caa-7bde-4960-beb9-adbb4372d54e

Milestones

Achievements & Awards

September 2020
Reached 68,000 downloads of our free learning resources
December 2019
Digital Wellbeing
April 2019
Innovation page created on HundrED.org
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