Condition of Media Education Around the World: Experts' Opin
1. What is the present condition of media education/literacy development in your country? What are the main achievements, failures, and problems?
2. Have any new tendencies in media education appeared in your country in the 21st century?
3. Could evidence from foreign experience help the development of media education in your country? If yes, which country's experiences would be useful? And how might it help?
4. Can modern media criticism become the ally of movement of media education? If yes, how?
5. Is it essential to introduce compulsory integrated or specialist media education courses in curricula of mainstream schools? Or would it be better to set up informal courses for general audiences?
6. Are there specialist "Media educator" courses in higher education in your country? If not, why? If yes, what kind(s) of courses are there and how were they set up?
7. What prospects are there for the development of media education/literacy in your country in the foreseeable future? What, in your opinion, are the essential first steps?
Author : IND-fedorov | 07/03/2007 20:50
Seven questions and one answer!
What a tough job answering all those 7 questions in one posting. I will not even try.
OK so my take realtes most to Q2 and is a feeling that a lot of talk around media lit as promoting the 'critical viwer/ reader/listener' and the bit I feel we need to explore more is the 'citizen publisher / citizen broadcaster' .
I know that thee is some great community based work in this area empowering people to do this but I am not sure how well it is understood.
Now - tell me I am wrong and there is great stuff being docunmented somewhere!
Author : alastairclark | 25/04/2007 12:10