Resources and ideas for media literacy and education.
Sunday, April 8, 2007
UNESCO Media Education Kit
UNESCO recently published an excellent media education kit which is an essential guide for anyone working in this field.
It includes "Handbooks" for Teachers, Students and Parents and an outline of essential media education resources. It also includes a proposal for a "modular curriculum" which is a great prototype for anyone wanting a framework for the implentation of media education at secondary school level.
It also includes information about media education in different countries and provides contact details and resources. It also outlines where media education sits in the curriculum alongside other learning areas.
The approach to media education in the kit is heavily influenced by the British "key concepts" approach to media education, which has been influential in many countries throughout the world.
I am a media literacy educator at Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia. I teach in the Film and Media Curriculum units in the Bachelor of Education Degrees.
I'm involved with media education through Australian Teachers of Media, Qld and through syllabus and assessment implementation for Queensland Studies Authority committees.
My research is in the area of media education and identity formation, particularly in relation to participation with new media.