Media literacy mapped in Europe
The European Audiovisual Observatory, part of the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, has published a study on media literacy, said to be the first major mapping exercise to survey the field in Europe, covering 547 projects involving 939 stakeholders across the EU. Of these projects, developing ‘critical thinking’ is the most common theme, followed by ‘media use’, aimed at improving the ability to navigate and use media content and services. Civil society plays an active role in the projects, and many stakeholders have no formal responsibility or duty to act in this field. The study does not include school-based projects (as other studies exist), but the authors found that teens and older students are the main target for media literacy projects. The observatory is running a conference on media literacy on 8 June in Warsaw. See more here.
- Thursday, 20 April 2017