THE IMEDIAL PROJECT IS ON!
The IMEDIAL project is based on reports and statistics review at national and EU levels and own research partners. It is a response to the need to integrate “critical thinking, information evaluation and media literacy as some of the top skills for the 21st century” into educational systems. Media literacy practitioners need to develop innovative strategies to inform citizens of issues arising from disinformation.
To achieve this, the EU encourages effective cooperation among educational institutions to provide educational and training materials to schools and educators.
The IMEDIAL project specifically aims to expand and develop the media education skills and competencies of adult educators in the effective teaching of these skills (especially those working with disadvantaged students) and at the same time aims to increase the media literacy skills of students adults (especially disadvantaged).
The workbook will include methodology, materials, examples, exercises, tests revealing the techniques used by media creators and helping the educators to achieve the goal of the trainings – to let participants enter the world of reading and understanding various information communicated by different media.
Through this workbook, adult educators will feel confident in delivering trainings that will teach the “media language” and will focus on searching and analysing messages that are found in the Internet, press, radio and television.
A strong focus in the workbook will be put on how to allow workshops participants to think critically about the media messages, to consume them in a conscious way, to know strategies and tricks used by media broadcasting services and how to “filter” the content, thus staying unbiased about the messages transmitted.
The cards will be physical cards containing concrete activities/exercises – instructions for educator.
The cards will be a set of activities where each of them will be visualized on a physical card containing the following elements: Name of the activity, Description , Tips, Duration, Materials needed to implement the activity.
The cards will also have the category depicted and colour associated with that category (different for each category). There will be 5 categories: ice-breakers, written text analysis, visual content analysis, multimedia content analysis, reflections.