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.
The UK government’s Online Safety Bill has been continually beset by delays and difficulties – and by some justified criticisms. Further thought is clearly needed… Continue reading
Has the literacy metaphor finally passed its sell-by date? A short polemic.
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.
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?
The first of two posts revisiting the idea of citizenship education, and its relationship with media education.
How the city’s youth arts provision is being undermined by privatisation.
The English schools inspectors are apparently looking for schools to teach ‘cultural capital’. But what does cultural capital mean, and how is it changing?
A coherent new government report from Finland shows how media literacy policy should be done.
Revisiting three key texts from sixty years ago: what do they have to say to us today?