Media Education Kit Published by UNESCO

Divina Frau-Meigs, ed., UNESCO, Feb 02, 2007
Commentary by Stephen Downes

Pretty good and comprehensive media awareness kit, beginning with the nature and impact of traditional media and continuing through to many internet services and practices. Worth noting is the authors' extensive use of Wikipedia in the internet section. Also new to me was the story of how Celestin Freinet introduced a printing press to his classroom and watched as the students took it upon themselves to learn the art of newspaper production. "The pupils wrote down their own personal adventures, the incidents that they had experienced inside and outside the classroom, and so on. Usually these texts were then presented to the class, discussed, corrected and edited by the class as a whole before being finally printed by the children themselves working together. Freinet called this approach Free Writing ('Texte libre')." It sounds a lot like the stories being told by today's bloggers. Via E-Learning Africa.
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