Learning about and
 the Use of Media
     in Schools
    Olli Vesterinen, Lic.Ed.
    Media Education Centre
     Universi...
Defining Media Education
Defining Media Education

...in layman’s terms:

   Intentional activities to
practise media literacy among
           peop...
The Seven Great
 Debates in the
 Media Literacy
  Movement
   (Renée Hobbs, 1998)
Seven debates
1. Should media education mainly aim to protect children and young people from
   negative media influences?
...
1. Should media education mainly aim to protect children
    and young people from negative media influences?
2. Should media production be an essential feature of
                 media education?
3. Should media education focus on popular culture
                     texts?
4. Should media education have a more explicit political
               and ideological agenda?
5. Should media education be focused on school-based
 K-12 educational environments (instead of homes for
                ...
6. Should media literacy be taught as a specialist subject
  or integrated within the context of existing subjects?
7. Should media education initiatives be supported
financially by media organisations (and other business
                 ...
Media education
  in practice
    Two examples
CmapTools
digital concept mapping software
Wikipedia -
       Vikipeedia
The Free Encyclopedia that Anyone Can Edit
           >> et.vikipeedia.org
Wikipedia
✦   Wikipedia is a multilingual, Web-based, free-content
    encyclopedia project
✦   Formally launched on 15 Ja...
Olli Vesterinen
    olli.vesterinen@helsinki.fi
www.helsinki.fi/people/olli.vesterinen
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    1. 1. Learning about and the Use of Media in Schools Olli Vesterinen, Lic.Ed. Media Education Centre University of Helsinki 2009
    2. 2. Defining Media Education
    3. 3. Defining Media Education ...in layman’s terms: Intentional activities to practise media literacy among people.
    4. 4. The Seven Great Debates in the Media Literacy Movement (Renée Hobbs, 1998)
    5. 5. Seven debates 1. Should media education mainly aim to protect children and young people from negative media influences? 2. Should media production be an essential feature of media education? 3. Should media education focus on popular culture texts? 4. Should media education have a more explicit political and ideological agenda? 5. Should media education be focused on school-based K-12 educational environments (instead of homes for example)? 6. Should media literacy be taught as a specialist subject or integrated within the context of existing subjects? 7. Should media education initiatives be supported financially by media organisations (and other business sector)?
    6. 6. 1. Should media education mainly aim to protect children and young people from negative media influences?
    7. 7. 2. Should media production be an essential feature of media education?
    8. 8. 3. Should media education focus on popular culture texts?
    9. 9. 4. Should media education have a more explicit political and ideological agenda?
    10. 10. 5. Should media education be focused on school-based K-12 educational environments (instead of homes for example)?
    11. 11. 6. Should media literacy be taught as a specialist subject or integrated within the context of existing subjects?
    12. 12. 7. Should media education initiatives be supported financially by media organisations (and other business sector)?
    13. 13. Media education in practice Two examples
    14. 14. CmapTools digital concept mapping software
    15. 15. Wikipedia - Vikipeedia The Free Encyclopedia that Anyone Can Edit >> et.vikipeedia.org
    16. 16. Wikipedia ✦ Wikipedia is a multilingual, Web-based, free-content encyclopedia project ✦ Formally launched on 15 January 2001 by Jimmy Wales and Larry Sanger ✦ Operated by the Wikimedia Foundation ✦ Based in San Francisco ✦ Recent attempts to increase reliability: ✦ “Flagged revisions" means experienced volunteer editor for Wikipedia sign off on any change made ✦ “WikiTrust” will color code every word based on the reliability of its author and the length of time it has persisted on the page
    17. 17. Olli Vesterinen olli.vesterinen@helsinki.fi www.helsinki.fi/people/olli.vesterinen

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