1. CURRENT MEDIA LITERACYPOLICIES AND RELATEDPRACTICES AT SCHOOL- CHALLENGES & THE FUTUREANNIINA LUNDVALLCOORDINATORFINNISH SOCIETY ON MEDIA EDUCATIONMedia and Learning // November 14th 2012 in Brussels
2. Political decision making and developing media literacyGovernment Programme (6/2011): The use of ICT in education will be fostered. The position of art and physical education will be strengthened in the national core curricula.Child and Youth Policy Programme Audiovisual Culture in the Digital Era.(2012-2015) Set of Policies (2012)Responsible ministries: Ministry of Responsible ministry: Ministry ofEducation and Culture, Ministry of Education and CultureTransport and Communication andMinistry of Social Affairs and HealthNational Knowledge Society Strategy Education and research 2007-2012.(2007-2015) Development Plan.Responsible actors: Ministry of Education Responsible ministry: Ministry ofand culture, Finnish National Board of Education and CultureEducation, Ministry of Justice/democracyunit, Ministry of Trade andIndustry, Finnish Broadcasting Company
3. Agenda for schools Cross cultural theme Media Skills and Communication at the national core curricula (2004): The goal is to improve skills in expression and interaction, to advance understanding of the media’s position and the importance and to improve skills in using the media. With respect to communication skills, emphasis is given to participatory, interactive and communicaty communication. The pupils are to practise media skills as both producers and recipients of messages.Resource: National Board of Education / National Core Curricula and Qualification Requirements in Basic Education
4. Challenges Challenges for promoting and increasing media literacy and ICT skills “Every child is at school: guaranteed to gain basic Varying and inadequate standard of skills to act in the technological infrastructure at different information society.” is schools not yet fulfilled Lack of technical and pedagogical support “Materials and Low usage of pedagogical models and operational models to practices geared towards supporting support media education learners’ active involvement and and literacy will be collaborative learning developed for education Availability, quality and dissemination of institutions.” was not materials fulfilled in the best Challenges for the school’s operational possible way. culture (inside the school but also with youth work, parents, cultural actors, media…) Bringing teacher training up-to-date Resource: National Plan for Educational Use of Information and Communications Technology 2011
5. Opportunities ahead National Board of Education has launched the renewal process for curriculum criteria of primary education. The new distribution of lesson hours gives more time for media education (arts, crafts, music, history, social studies) New curricula is based on the changes in issues relating to identity, self-expression, communication and collaboration skills, knowledge building in networks… New curricula promote comprehensive reading and writing literacy, media literacy and ICT skills as a task cutting across all areas and promote everyone’s involvement and participation, giving opportunities to influence and advance positive critical thinking.
6. Act on the Finnish Centre for Media Education and Audiovisual Programmes 2011 -> Finnish Centre for Media Education and Audiovisual Media (MEKU) promote media education, children’s media skills and the development of safe media environment for children in cooperation with other authorities and corporations in the sector act as an expert in the development of childrens media environment and promote research related to the sector, as well as monitor international development in the field distribute information about children and the media take charge of the education and refresher training of audiovisual programme classifiers
7. More detailed informationPOLICY PROGRAMMES A renewing, human-centric and competitive Finland. The National Knowledge Society Strategy 2007–2015 http://www.epractice.eu/files/media/media1936.pdf Child and Youth Policy Programme 2012–2015 http://www.minedu.fi/OPM/Julkaisut/2012/Lapsi- _ja_nuorisopolitiikan_kehittamisohjelma_2012_2015?lang=en Audiovisual Culture in the Digital Era. Set of Policies. 2012. http://www.minedu.fi/OPM/Julkaisut/2012/av_linjaukset.html?lang=en Education and research 2007-2012. Development Plan http://www.minedu.fi/OPM/Julkaisut/2008/Koulutus_ja_tutkimus_2007_2012._Kehittamisuunnitelma?lang= fi&extra_locale=enOTHER DOCUMENTSFinnish Centre for Media Education and Audiovisual Programmes www.meku.fi Act on the Finnish Centre for Media Education and Audiovisual Programmes: www.meku.fi/images/meku_laki_711_2011_en.pdf National Board of Education http://www.oph.fi/english/sources_of_information/core_curricula_and_qualification_requirements/basic_educ ation National Plan for Educational Use of Information and Communications Technology: http://www.edu.fi/download/135308_TVT_opetuskayton_suunnitelma_Eng.pdf Finnish Society on Media Education, material resource and information about Finnish media education www.mediaeducation.fi
8. Thank you! email@example.com Ps. Welcome to the international ”My Media Playground” early childhood media education seminar in Finland 14-15 February 2013!! Call for papers is on! For more information: www.mediaeducation.fi