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
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.
How can I adjust the pedagogy of teaching media literacy to inspire student discussions on global issues, and their critical evaluation of media content?
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.
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.
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 YOU‘LL 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
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.
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
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
Week Two: lesson materials