MEDIA EDUCATION. POLICY, AND CURRICULA III EAVI International Concerence Palacio del Senado, Madrid, España, 26 November 2009
Professor Tapio VARIS, University of Tampere & UNESCO Chair in Global eLearning
Current Trends and Approaches to Media Literacy in Europe (withJose Manuel Perez Tornero, et al, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona 2007) http:// ec.europa.eu/avpolicy/media_literacy/studies/index_en.htm
Media literacy is about understanding the sources and technologies of communication, the codes that are used, the messages that are produced, and the selection, interpretation, and impact of those messages
Digital literacy : e-Learning, ICT, e-Skills, digital industry
Media literacy : image education, media education
EU : ”a more competitive knowledge economy and a more inclusive knowledge society”
UNESCO : Open Educational Resources (OER)
Global Education 2010 Publications of the Finnish Ministry of Education 2007:12 Citizenship is membership in a civilised community working on shared norms and commonly agreed principles. World citizenship is a commitment to building a world order that offers a real opportunity to fully realise the whole dimension of humanity, irrespective of state borders and cultural boundaries.
means activity that guides towards the ethic of a world citizen, which in turn is founded on fairness and respect for human rights
supports growth into a critical and media-critical citizen with the knowledge and skills to succesfully act as a member of one's own community in a globalising world
European Framework for Key Competences: Digital Competence
” Digital competence involves the confident and critical use of Information Society Technology for work, leisure and communication. It is underpinned by basic skills in ICT: the use of computers to retrieve, access, store, produce, present and exchange information, and to communicate and participate in collaborative networks via Internet”
To build and offer a range of sustainable and high-quality information and other services on the concept, the status and the development of Digital Literacy in Primary and Lower Secondary (K-9) Education (e.g. European Observatory, analysis and review services, advisory and consultation services, etc).
To build consensus towards a "common" curriculum framework for Digital Literacy in Primary and Lower Secondary Education (K-9) across Europe.
To provide a discussion and policy advice/consultative forum on Teachers’ Training needs (both initial/pre-service and continuous/inservice) in order to meet the Digital Literacy challenge.