‘All over the world, the school has an anti-educational effect on society.’ Fifty years ago, Ivan Illich’s book Deschooling Society offered a radical challenge to the very institution of the school. How far might it be relevant to the world after lockdown?
Companies are increasingly interested in selling technologies that will create ‘smart homes’. But what are the implications for children and their parents?
Policy-makers are showing growing interest in ‘digital literacy’. But what does digital literacy mean, and how and where might we teach it?
What does the new UK government report on fake news and disinformation have to say about ‘digital literacy’?
How can we – and should we – regulate the digital media landscape? And what role might education have to play? Some current issues for media students and their teachers.
New software can be used to falsify moving images and create a new kind of ‘fake news’ on video. What are the implications for media literacy?
Recent controversies about a cute cartoon character are part of a longer history of adults’ responses to media for very young children.
Developing a critical media education approach to teaching social media: some concluding reflections.
A critical media education approach: using the concept of audiences to teach about social media.
A critical media education approach: using the concept of representation to teach about social media.