Ville Alanen / More Than Just Child´s Pl@y?

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Ville Alanen´s presentation "Media education in Finnish early childhood and pre- and primary education" from the seminar More Than Just Child´s Pl@y? Media education in early childhood. 10-11.2.2011, Helsinki, Finland

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Ville Alanen / More Than Just Child´s Pl@y?

  1. 1. MEDIA EDUCATION IN FINNISHEARLYCHILDHOOD AND PRE- AND PRIMARYEDUCATION Ville Alanen Master of Education, Classteacher, Laajavuori primaryschool, Vantaa
  2. 2. THE EDUCATIONALSYSTEM IN FINLAND Day care Pre-school Comprehensive school Age 7-16 6 -6
  3. 3. LEVELS OF CURRICULUM <ul><li>National level </li></ul><ul><ul><li>National CoreCurriculum, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>National Pre-SchoolCoreCurriculum, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The principles of earlyeducation </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Muncipallevel </li></ul><ul><ul><li>MuncipalCurriculum, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MuncipalPre-SchoolCurriculum, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Muncipalprinciples of earlyeducation </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Unitlevel </li></ul><ul><ul><li>School-specific curriculum </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pre-School-specific curriculum </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Unitspecificprinciples of earlyeducation </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. MEDIA EDUCATION IN EARLYCHILDHOOD <ul><li>The principles of earlyeducation </li></ul><ul><li>Differentorientations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Matematical </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Naturalcientical </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Historical-sosical </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Estetical </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Religious-Ethical </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The teachersfollowchildren’spopculture, whichnowadaysincludes media </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. THEMES <ul><li>SafetySkills </li></ul><ul><li>EmotionSkills </li></ul><ul><li>Social Skills </li></ul><ul><li>Skills to produce and receive media and communicate via media </li></ul><ul><li>Tools: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>PLAY! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>TRY and DO! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>WONDER! </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. MEDIA EDUCATION IN PRE-SCHOOL <ul><li>Supporting learning environment </li></ul><ul><li>Opportunity to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Test and try media devices </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fiqure out and learn pictures </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Observe voice-environment </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Tools: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>PLAY! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>TRY and DO! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>WONDER! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>LEARN! </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. CONTENT OF CURRICULUM <ul><li>Subjects in the first and secondgrades </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mothertongue, Mathematics, Environmental and naturalsciences, Religion/Ethics, Music, Visual arts, Crafts and Physicaleducation </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Cross-Curricularthemes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Crowth as a person </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Culturalidentity and internationality </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Media skills and communication </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Participatorycitizenship and entrepreneurship </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Responsibility for the environment, well-being, and sustainablefuture </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Safety and traffic </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Technology and the individual </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. MEDIA SKILLS AND COMMUNICATION AS A CROSS-CURRICULARTHEME <ul><li>The goals </li></ul><ul><ul><li>improveskills in expression and interaction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>to advanceunderstanding of media´s position and importance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>to improveskills in using the media </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>as producers and recipients </li></ul></ul></ul>
  9. 9. MEDIA EDUCATION IN SUBJECTCURRICULA <ul><li>Mothertongue and literature (1st and 2nd grades) </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The pupilswill … developtheirreading and writingskills, includingtheir media literacy, and theircommunicationcapabilities, in an information-tecnologylearningenvironment. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Description of goodperformance at the end of the secondgrade: pupils’ media literacywillsuffice for followingprogrammesoriented to theiragegroup. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  10. 10. MEDIA EDUCATION IN SUBJECTCURRICULA <ul><li>Visual arts (gradesfrom 1st to 4th) </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Corecontents </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The media and visualcommunication </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Fundamentals of visualnarration: fromstory to picture, close-up and overview, combiningimage and text. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>illustration, comicstrips, advertisingimages, photography, video and digitalimage </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>criticalstydy and ivestigation of visualcommunication in television, computergames, films, comicstrips, and advertising. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Description of good performance at the end of the 4th grade: </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Pupils know how to evaluate their use of the media, make their own choices, and justify their viewpoints </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  11. 11. IN PRACTISE <ul><li>Media as tool </li></ul><ul><li>Media as content </li></ul><ul><li>Media club </li></ul><ul><li>Digital cameras </li></ul><ul><li>Computer software </li></ul><ul><li>Social media </li></ul><ul><li>Smartboards </li></ul>
  12. 12. CHILD’SROOLS AS A Mediakasvatus esi- ja alkuopetuksessa, Kerhokeskus, 2009
  13. 13. IN THE FUTURE <ul><li>New distribution of lesson hours </li></ul><ul><ul><li>New subjects? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>New National CoreCurriculum </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Role of Media education </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>THANK YOU </li></ul>

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