PRACTICAL APPROACHES TO MEDIA LITERACY

Free Course for Educators
Media in Action, Malta

e-learning Week One

e-learning Week Two

WHO IS IT FOR?

Teachers, Educators, Youth Workers, Trainers, Social workers, Youth leaders

COURSE OVERVIEW

By the end of this course, you will obtain novel approaches in teaching media literacy to young people, enhanced with inventive tools to set up classroom media centre. You will feel empowered to address issues of fake news, media bias, information overload, and critically assess media landscape within your youth network. It enables you to motivate youth to “take control” of the media they consume and become active creators of the media content.  Young people you work with will be inspired by media in action, and practical approaches to media literacy.

DRIVING QUESTION

How can I adjust the pedagogy of teaching media literacy to inspire student discussions on global issues, and their critical evaluation of media content?

TIME COMMITMENT

Six hours of self-paced e-learning course work;

Two workshops, three hours each;

In total 12 hours of your engagement!

Plus any classroom activities or projects.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Main objective: Create participatory training/teaching plans that use various media tools to enable young people to set up media centres and actively create media contents. Through this course you will:

LEARN about media literacy, pedagogy of teaching media literacy and using various tools to set up media centres.

JOIN a community of European educators committed to utilizing Media in Action approach.

CURATE a collection of artefacts created within the media centre.

TAKE ACTION with the youth you work with and advance their skills.

REFLECT on your experience of using Media in Action approach and consider other topics and service-learning projects that can motivate youth you work with.

REQUIRED WORK

In order to earn your badge, you will:

Complete a series of e-learning lessons and related tasks

Attend both workshops

Set up and curate media centre within your youth network

Write reflections about your learning

WHAT YOULL GET

 Digital badge

Peer network

Classroom worksheets and lesson plans

Unlimited access to e-learning lessons

DATE AND VENUE

Workshops on 1st and 8th of December 2018, venue and time to be confirmed

E-learning starts on 26th of November 2018

COURSE INSTRUCTOR

Martin Debattista is a digital media and digital education academic, writer and strategist.

With graduate studies in Malta and post-graduate studies in the UK, he is a senior academic at the Institute of Tourism Studies (Malta) and a visiting lecturer at the University of Malta.

Martin has a long experience in electronic and digital media production and copywriting, being considered a pioneer in Maltese online journalism. He currently focuses on digital education and e-learning and is an advocate of open education and connected learning in formal, non-formal and informal environments.

COURSE PROVIDER

Knowledge Innovation Centre, as part of Media in Action project co-financed by European Commission Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology as part of the Pilot Project – Media Literacy For All

e-learning

Week One: lesson materials

First Workshop for Educators: useful resources to get started with WordPress

Making a free WordPress.com site in less than 30 minutes

Pages, posts and menus in WordPress.com

A short explanation of Creative Commons licences

e-learning

Week Two: lesson materials