G@me - Gender Awareness in Media Education
The Comenius 2.1 project G@ME (Gender Awareness in Media Education) is a European cooperation project which undertakes research concerning teacher students and pupils pedagogical thinking in the context of the use of ICT taking into account gender aspects; it also develops diagnostic tools to improve reflection of genderspecific perception and communication.
The outputs are:
- Country reports on the project theme (available at http://www.project-game.eu/docs/country_report_june_07_en.pdf)
- Manual with diagnostic tools on genderspecific perceptions (go to the resource http://www.media-and-learning.eu/resource/promotion-of-gendersensitive-m...)
- Comenius 2.2. course "Gendersensitive Media Didactics in Teacher Education" (the course flyer at http://www.project-game.eu/docs/helsinki_game_2010.pdf)
You can also find a research report about "Media education and pedagogical thinking in pupil‘s mindset":
A report on “The Digital World of Young Children: Emergent Literacy”
In 2010 Pearson Foundation published a report entitled "The Digital World of Young Children: Impact on Emergent Literacy” which addresses the importance of studying the effect of digital media on young minds. Written by Jay Blanchard and Terry Moore from the Arizona State University College of Teacher Education and Leadership, this
report asks as many questions as it answers, will an increased access to digital media lead young children to self-direct their own learning process? What might be the effects of added digital stimuli on attention and comprehension?
On the webpage you can download the full report in pdf format.
Educational Materials - Centre for Literacy of the University of Malta
The production of these media-based materials, for use in both school and adult education formal and non-formal settings, was spearheaded by the Centre for Literacy (http://www.um.edu.mt/literacy) based at the University of Malta (http://www.um.edu.mt), a research and development centre that focuses on the area of literacy and other basic skills.
One of the priorities of the Centre is to work towards improving and developing the methods of media enhanced learning in and out of schools, with specific reference to literacy, language and other basic skills.
The centre has been involved also in a number of EU-funded projects aimed at improving the teaching and learning of literacy and languages through emerging pedagogies and innovative media. Projects have included:
- Lingu@net, a virtual language learning resource library: http://www.linguanet-worldwide.org
- TOOL, Tools for online and offline language learning): http://www.toolproject.eu
- Europodians, Language learning via the ipod: http://www.europodians.com
The Divis project (Digital video streaming and multilingualism) is a European funded Project that run from October 2008 to September 2010. It aims to encourage, motivate and equip both teacher trainers and practising language teachers to include video production in their teaching.
The official report of the project is available here:
Initial research was undertaken to establish how teachers feel about the use of video production and what skills and experience they had in this area. From the results of the research, the project team developed a online guide to address the teachers' needs, introducing creative and non-conventional teaching methods and samples to support implementation of video work in the classroom as well as providing technical support. The manual is available in many languages on the following webpage:
On the Divis project website, you can also find very good examples of usage of videos, photo stories, dramas, and television news in education. There is also a useful technical support section:
Photo story, Video words, school presentations, drama, television news, technical support, Video gallery, download guide
A Manifesto for Media Education
The project 'A Manifesto for Media Education' aims to develop a shared understanding and some shared reasons for media education. They hope that by the end of the project (which will start life as a website and then result in a book) they will have a better, more sustaining understanding of media education. To kick-start the manifesto they asked a few media educators to provide them with their view on the purpose of media education (media studies/practice/production and media literacy). On the website you will find contributions from leading researchers in this field including Professor Henry Jenkins, Professor Natalie Fenton and Professor David Gauntlett.
CANON is a cultural cel of the Flemish ministery of education.
CANON wants to connect culture with education. That is why CANON invests in research, discussion en seminars. CANON wants to show a wide public the way to cultural education. Therefore, CANON stimulates the creative practice of school. With stories from schools en with money for concrete projects. And with an own, well-chosen offer of publications and methods.
Agency for communication of Education
CANON is an entity of the Agency for communication of Education, that is responsible for the external communication of the Education and Training field. The agency informs the diverse target groups about education policy, with the purpose of more engagement and participation.
CANON is de cultuurcel van het Vlaamse onderwijsministerie
CANON wil bruggen slaan tussen cultuur en onderwijs. Daarom investeert CANON in onderzoek, overleg en studiedagen. CANON wil een breed publiek wegwijs maken in cultuureducatie. Daarom stimuleert CANON de creatieve schoolpraktijk. Met verhalen uit scholen en met geld voor concrete projecten. En met een eigen, welgekozen aanbod van publicaties en methoden.
Agentschap voor Onderwijscommunicatie.
CANON is een entiteit van het Agentschap voor Onderwijscommunicatie, dat instaat voor de externe communicatie van het domein Onderwijs en Vorming. Met het oog op een grotere betrokkenheid en participatie, informeert het agentschap uiteenlopende doelgroepen over het onderwijsbeleid.
ActiveWatch - Media Monitoring Agency
ActiveWatch - Media Monitoring Agency (MMA) is a human rights organization that advocates for free communication in the public interest.
MMA objectives are:
to consolidate access to information, freedom of the press and freedom of expression;
to advocate for the improvement of public policies regarding human rights, mass media and good governance;
to fight social inequity, rasism, discrimination and intolerance;
to develop media consumers’ critical sense towards media messages;
to develop programs to improve social dialogue;
to fundament MMA’s actions through social research programs.
MMA promotes the following strategic directions of social intervention: freedom of expression, media monitoring and analysis, media education, anti-corruption, anti-discrimination, E.U. integration.
MMA constituency includes: the community of journalists and media editors, students in high schools and universities (especially communication and journalism students), professors and teachers, researchers, lawyers and judges, minorities, the government, the general public.
MMA is engaged in a large array of activities, with an emphasis on human rights monitoring, advocacy, direct intervention, education and media research and permanently collaborates with local and international NGOs. International partnerships: MMA is part of the Reporters without Borders Network and represents this organization in Romania. Another important partnership has been developed recently with Article 19 and Internews Europe. MMA is also part of SEEMO – South East European Media Organization.
The Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Media Literacy Education
This document is a code of best practices that helps educators using media literacy concepts and techniques to interpret the copyright doctrine of fair use.
What this is
What this isn’t
How this document was created
Media literacy education
Use of media in education vs. media literacy education
Copyright: a contentious climate
Fair use and education
The tyranny of guidelines and experts
Code of best practices in fair use for media literacy education
• General points about principles
Common myths about fair use
Our goal is to challenge abusive stereotypes and other biased images commonly found in the media. Media Watch, which began in 1984, distributes educational videos, media literacy information and newsletters to help create more informed consumers of the mass media.
Teaching Intermedia Literacy Tools (TILT)
TILT (Teaching Intermedia Literacy Tools) works within schools and community-based programs to teach young people the fundamentals of moviemaking and media literacy through hands-on training in video production. Programs equip young people with the tools to critically understand media messages and to create their own alternative media. Through a combination of technical training and hands-on experience we give students the means to gain a meaningful voice in media and to tell their own stories.