- The global media and information literacy drive: an overview of actions around the world, policy development, etc.
- The enabling environment required for take-up of MIL in schools
- Challenges to be faced in integrating MIL into schools and devising strategies to overcome these challenges
After completing this unit, teachers should be able to:
- Identify and describe MIL initiatives being implemented locally and globally
- Promote media and information literacy to different stakeholder groups
- Describe key issues to be considered when planning the integration of MIL into schools
- Using search engines and other resources, conduct a search of programmes, projects or initiatives in media and information literacy that currently exist in institutes for teacher education. Consider both local and international examples. Select one of these examples and identify the key areas addressed. In what ways is the programme different from this curriculum, which has included MIL? In what ways can this programme still serve as a resource for teachers interested in MIL?
- Conduct a search of associations and organizations that support the goals of MIL. What information and resources (human and material) do these programmes offer teachers?
- To ensure the success of MIL courses and programmes, many experts have developed a set of recommendations. Several of these recommendations are listed below. Explain the ways in which this list could be applied to your particular situation. Identify any additional recommendations you would make to ensure the success of MIL in your department or institution.
- Identify content
- Identify key participants and supporters at programme and policy levels
- Develop a strategic plan for implementation/integration, etc.
- Develop a plan for promoting MIL
- Identify supporting agencies/associations
- Identify available and required resources
- Develop evaluation tools for MIL courses and programmes
Does this list change when one considers the criteria of a successful programme for students? Identify any additional considerations here.
- Considering the needs of your own educational community, what are the ways in which MIL could be integrated into existing programmes for teachers, or developed as a stand-alone programme? What are the advantages and disadvantages of each? Cite specific modules as examples
- Develop a plan for promoting MIL to policy-makers, programme directors, and teachers in your institution. What are the key priorities or needs for each group? Explain how this MIL curriculum can help address those needs. Identify other stakeholder groups that could be included here. What role could each play in the promotion of MIL?