Three reasons to work on media literacy in my classroom

In module 1, you discovered which media profile aligns with you the best. Now you know what media literacy means, it’s time to get to media literacy in your classroom. But why should you bother? In this module, we dive into the reasons to work on media literacy in your classroom.

At the end of the module, you will be able to:

  • identify the different motivations for working on media literacy education. 
  • recognise where media literacy is present in the education curriculum.
  • recognise where media literacy can be integrated into the classroom and school context. 
  • analyse your own school context to fulfill its needs regarding media literacy. 

We listed 3 important reasons why you should be working on media literacy in your classroom. Find it out in the following video.

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In today's media-driven world, media literacy is essential for children and young people. Although it's often included in school or education curricula, it's not always integrated into everyday classes. Yet, it's integral to understanding current events and the lived experiences of students, making it imperative to address in the classroom.

The three reasons are...

  1. prevalence in the curriculum
  2. media as part of current events
  3. your students’ lived experience 

You got a first glimpse of what the three reasons mean. Let’s dive into those three to make them more concrete for your practice.

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