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Gai vladimir madrid ppp 18 nov 09

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Gai vladimir madrid ppp 18 nov 09

  1. 1. Media and Information Literacy for Citizens: Global Thrust and UNESCO’s Action by Vladimir Gaï, Media and Civic Participation Section III EAVI International Conference Palacio del Senado, Madrid, España 25th November 2009
  2. 2. <ul><li>“ Citizens’ Participation in Public Life </li></ul><ul><li>through the Media” </li></ul><ul><li>Relationship between media and their audiences is dramatically changing. </li></ul><ul><li>Digital media technologies create a sort of a “dialogic loop” increasing interactivity with the media and citizens’ participation. </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>“ Citizens’ Participation in Public Life through the Media” </li></ul><ul><li>Those involved </li></ul><ul><li>should be media and information literate; </li></ul><ul><li>“ learn and adopt standards of fairness, accuracy, and ethics through media literacy training”. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Media Literacy Digital Literacy Internet Literacy Computer Literacy News Literacy Electronic Games Literacy Library Literacy FOE and FOI Literacy Information Literacy Media and Information Literacy
  5. 5. <ul><li>A genuine global thrust for media and information literacy: </li></ul><ul><li>Major achievements in Europe; </li></ul><ul><li>“ National Information Literacy Month” in the USA; </li></ul><ul><li>Committed proponents and stakeholders all over the world; </li></ul><ul><li>M and IL breakthrough in the Middle East, in Africa, and even in the Pacific; </li></ul><ul><li>Quality resources, networks and clearing houses. </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>UNESCO’s stand and action </li></ul><ul><li>35th session of the General Conference (Paris, October 2009): </li></ul><ul><li>“ develop the critical abilities of media and information users by increasing media and information literacy ” </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>UNESCO’s stand and action </li></ul><ul><li>Article 19 of the UDHR; </li></ul><ul><li>Grünwald Declaration (1982); </li></ul><ul><li>UNESCO Paris Agenda; </li></ul><ul><li>WSIS and its follow up: M and IL - one of the four priorities of the Action Line “Media”; </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>UNESCO’s stand and action </li></ul><ul><li>Awareness-raising; </li></ul><ul><li>Establishing guidelines; </li></ul><ul><li>Universal model curriculum on M and IL for teacher education; </li></ul><ul><li>Open educational resource (OER) for a new Media and Information Literacy Curricula. </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Federico Mayor Zaragoza : </li></ul><ul><li>“ If we do not participate, </li></ul><ul><li>we are not citizens; </li></ul><ul><li>we are counted, </li></ul><ul><li>but do not count” </li></ul><ul><li>(“ Education, the cornerstone of democracy ”) </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>Media and Information Literacy </li></ul><ul><li>(should be/become) </li></ul><ul><li>part and parcel of </li></ul><ul><li>national policies, laws and practices! </li></ul>

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