Media literacy is increasingly coupled with a particular version of ‘information literacy’. I argue that this is not only conceptually incoherent but also educationally problematic.
Category Archives: Media literacy
Two recent reports cast further light on young people’s increasing disengagement from mainstream news media.
How toddlers learn the secret language of movies
An interview with Cary Bazalgette, author of a fascinating new book about how very young children learn to understand screen media.
The uselessness of literacies
Has the literacy metaphor finally passed its sell-by date? A short polemic.
Who needs data literacy?
Is ‘data literacy’ a useful response to the datafication of contemporary life – not least of education itself? It all depends, not only on how it’s defined but also on how it is practically implemented.
Media literacy policy: the reduced version
The UK government is developing new policies on media literacy. But what does it mean by media literacy – and where is education in its plans?
Citizenship and media education: lost connections?
The first of two posts revisiting the idea of citizenship education, and its relationship with media education.
A coherent new government report from Finland shows how media literacy policy should be done.
Navigating the Infodemic, Part One
Media and Misinformation in the Time of Covid-19
What are children’s media rights?
Three decades on from the UN Convention, what does it mean to talk about children’s rights in relation to media?