M&L 2012 - Charting Media & Learning in Europe highlights of the MEDEAnet survey in 7 European countries - by Ine Vos
Charting Media & Learning in Europe:Highlights of the MEDEAnet survey in 7 European countries Ine Vos, CANON Cultural Unit, Flemish Ministry of Education and Training, Belgium Nicoleta Fotiade, ActiveWatch, Romania
MEDEAnet survey• Context• Survey: – Content – General conclusions – Highlights: • Definitions used • State of affairs for specific education levels • Trends and developments• Way forward
MEDEAnet context• www.medeanet.eu• 3 year project LLL• Links with MEDEA Awards & Association• 8 partners in 7 countries: Austria (Upper Austria), Belgium (Flanders), Bulgaria, Estonia, Germany (Baden- Württemberg), Greece and Romania• WP4 Knowledge Building & Exchange
Survey: contentIntroInput per country 1. Introduction – definitions used 2. Policy (and practice) in place 3. Trends and developments 4. ConclusionGeneral conclusions
General conclusionsGeneral Definitions used are very diverse, and this diversity in meaning and contexts need to be taken into account when discussing media literacy.1. Dealing with media literacy is a shared responsibility.2. Lack of specific target and measurable indicators.3. Difference between focus on ICT and focus on cultural component.4. There is a lot to be gained from the observed diversity.
1. Definitions usedESTONIA: nuance in terminology meediakasvatus, meediaõpetus & meediapädevusDifference between: – Media upbringing (media education at home, oriented on values, individual choices) – Media education (the more normative, systematically designed part of formal education) – Media competency (as the individual ability that combines knowledge, skills and attitudes related to media
2. Specific education levels1. Compulsory education 1. Pre-primary and primary education GREECE: The Digital School reform + EduTV’s role e.g. i-create platform 2. Secondary education BELGIUM / Flanders: media literacy as one of the cross-curricular final objectives for secondary education since 2010 ROMANIA: introduction of media education as an optional course since 2004
2. Specific education levels2. Teacher training (initial and in-service)BELGIUM / Flanders - INgeBEELD platform for media wisdom/literacy - laboratory projects with multimedia coaching for teacher training
2. Specific education levels3. Higher educationESTONIAFocus on developing training programmes thatcombines both media/communication studiesand pedagogy
2. Specific education levels4. Vocational trainingAUSTRIA / Upper AustriaVocational schools have to include media educationinto their curricula, following the general media policyof the Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture.No binding regulations for employers, but mostregulations mention key competences for a skilledworker, for which media literacy is crucial.
2. Specific education levels5. Adult learningBULGARIASpecial attention to older people before andafter retirement, in order to reduce the gapbetween their personal and professionalskills, and digital skills within the rapidtechnological change.
3. Trends and developmentsGERMANY / Baden-WürttembergFurther development of Kindermedienland,(coordinated by MFG Baden-Württemberg)umbrella initiative for strenghtening the medialiteracy of children, teenagers, parents andother persons in charge of education.
Food for discussion1. ICT - good coverage in both policy and practice in all partner countries; better integration in teacher training2. Integration of media education in compulsory education curriculum (all partner countries)3. Great need for teachers training in both use of media in education and media literacy (all partner countries)4. Better coordination and coherence at state level to put media education into practice, in the countries where media education policies and initiatives are in place (GE/BE/AUS)5. Vocational training and Adult learning – Cinderella of media education?6. Dialogue between social scientists and media and education researchers would be advisable
Way forward- 1st of 3 reports- 2011: policies in place in each country and trends and developments with regard to policy- 2012: incorporation of media literacy into curriculum design for compulsory education- 2013: training in the production of education media available to trainee teachers, adult educators, trainers and academic staff
ReportDraft version available now on:http://www.medeanet.eu/sites/default/files/MEDEAnet_4.1_Annual%20Report2011_Draft_v1.0.pdfFinal version available early December on:www.medeanet.eu/report