The second Media Meets Literacy conference at Sarajevo (MMLS), organized by the Evens Foundation and its partners – European Commission, Mediacentar Sarajevo and Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, explored the crucial question of media literacy at a time when information literacy and critical thinking toward the media are more crucial than ever.
Last July the Summer School promoted by Med (Italian Association for Media Education and Communication) in Lucca (Italy) focused on the relationship between school and territory from a Media Education perspective. The several lectures and workshops planned for this 26th edition of the Summer School offered theoretical and practical insights on how a Service Learning approach can inform the development of Media Education projects in and with the local communities surrounding the schools.
Media literacy – our capacity to access, have a critical understanding of and interact with the media has never been as important as it is today. So what is the EU doing to encourage improved media literacy? This study examines measures being taken across the European Union to foster our critical appreciation and understanding of the mass media.
The Peace Institute (Mirovni Institut, Ljubljana) with the support of the Government Communication Office of Slovenia offers secondary schools free workshops on hate speech, media and migrations, which are intended for students.
“mittendrin” (“right in the middle of it”) is a workshop offer for schools in the sense of the radicalization prevention on topics such as politics and religion, diversity acceptance, democratic cohabitation. With media-based methods and joint media production, medien+bildung.com is approaching current topics in workshops where the media play a major role: the value and benefits of democracy, life in diversity, dealing with prejudice and discrimination, current extremist tendencies and young people on the way to radicalization. Continue reading ““mittendrin” – a project of medien+bildung.com”