“Media literacy research and policy in Europe” report just published

Media literacy research and policy in Europe. A review of recent, current and planned activitiesProj-COST

This is the report of an expert seminar held in Brussels on 12/9/13, organised by the Media Literacy Task Force of the COST Action, Transforming Audiences, Transforming Societies. 25 media literacy experts from academia, policy and regulatory institutions came together to identify the current state of play and future directions for media literacy research and policy in Europe. In addition to capturing the main contributions made during the seminar, the report pulls out the recent history of media literacy policy at European level and highlights new indications of interest in this domain within the EC. The report concludes with recommendations for advancing this increasingly important area of research and policy.

Livingstone, S., Bulger, M. & Zaborowski, R. (2013). Media literacy research and policy in Europe. A review of recent, current and planned activities. London.

You can read the report here


VLAANDEREN INgeBEELD – a study day in Flanders for teachers about the use of digital media in class

By Sally Reynolds

This study day took place on 9 November and attracted about 250 teachers from all different levels of formal education in Dutch-speaking Belgium. The idea behind the day was to introduce teachers to the highly innovative platform, INgeBEELD 4, which is aimed at enhancing the media literacy skills of pupils and teachers alike throughout the country.  Philippe Van Meerbeeck from VRT was one of the speakers and organisers of this day and used the opportunity to highlight the ways in which the digital archive being made available by VRT through the large-scale Vlaanderen in Beeld (VLIB) initiative can and is being used to support learning. The brand-new VLIB portal was also shown to participating teachers who were invited to try-out the portal for themselves during this highly practice-oriented study day.

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