Objectives of the project
across the world are witnessing a dramatic increase in access to information and communication. While some people are starved for information, others are flooded with print, broadcast and digital content. Media and Information Literacy provides answers to the questions that we all ask ourselves at some point. How can we access, search, critically assess, use and contribute content wisely, both online and offline? What are our rights online and offline? What are the ethical issues surrounding the access and use of information? How can we engage with media and ICTs to promote equality, intercultural and interreligious dialogue, peace, freedom of expression and access to information?
- What does it mean to be literate in the 21st century?
- Media and information literacy has never been so vital as today.
- Children are exposed to a constant flood of information they can't process and make sense of. Today we need to help pupils to understand how media operates, and how we can interact with media and information.
- It is about preparing children for this new world of information, something that only seeking to shield them from it cannot do. It is about building defenses in the minds of children, and strengthening their capacity to use communications for individual and societal benefit.
- In our project we want to find answers to a number of basic questions: how is it in other European schools? who is organizing digital literacy education ? How media education is reflected in school curriculum? Who is participating and who is supporting the efforts? We also recorded the type of activities to inform about the design of future digital literacy activities.
There are seven goals in our project:
1) increase students' interest in media education
2) support for student media and literature, the ability to access resources and critically evaluate andcreate information through digital technology
3) draw attention to the spread of scams and hate speech, unchecked cyberbullying, highdependence on the Internet4) ensure the professional development of partner teachers, gain the benefits of internationalcooperation
5) raise awareness of the cultural differences and similarities of different European countries.
6) improve language and digital skills of students and teachers
7) develop and share best practices, strategies and working methods between schools