Media Literacy Education

Nordic Perspectives

Digital culture offers different relationships with media to the ones that have existed earlier. Globally, enhancing media literacy is related to aspects of Human Rights, especially to the Rights of the Child. During recent years, there have been important policy efforts for developing media literacy education around the world.

This publication belongs to an effort bringing the Nordic studies on media literacy education in a global sight. Current definitions of media literacy and evaluations of educational case studies are presented in the form of thirteen articles written by Nordic academic experts. The articles present, for example, discussions on media literacies in a historical and cultural context and the construction of media literacy as a civic competence. Moreover, texts on educational case studies discuss instructional issues but deal with classroom research and curricular issues as well.

This book in published in cooperation with the Finnish Society on Media Education


Introduction. Insights to Nordic Research on Media Literacies

Sirkku Kotilainen
Sol-Britt Arnolds-Granlund

Part I. Children, Young People and Media Literacies

Media Literacy and Education. The Past, Present and Future

Ola Erstad

Children and Young People in a Changing Media Environment: Some Challenges

Ingunn Hagen

Conceptual Considerations in Media Education

Sol-Britt Arnolds-Granlund

Media Literacy as a Focal Practice

Reijo Kupiainen
Sara Sintonen

Constructing Media Literacy as a Civic Competence

Niina Uusitalo

Part II. Media Literacy Education – Developments in the Nordic Countries

Civic Media Education Supports a Public Voice for Youths

Sirkku Kotilainen
Leena Rantala

Mapping Filmmaking across Contexts. Portraits of Four Young Filmmakers in Scandinavia

Øystein Gilje
Lisbeth Frølunde
Fredrik Lindstrand
Lisa Öhman-Gullberg

Media Education – Between Theory and Practice

Ole Christensen
Birgitte Tufte

Creativity in Media Education. Merging Different Mindsets

Stefán Jökulsson

Media Literacy in the Estonian National Curriculum

Kadri Ugur
Halliki Harro-Loit

Teachers Using an Expanded Text Concept and Media Pedagogy for Children with Dyslexia

Karin Forsling

Finnish Media Education and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict. What Did We Learn on the Crossing Borders Project?

Mari Maasilta

Global Mediagraphy. A Teaching Method in Media Education

Soilikki Vettenranta

Final Words

Future Sights: International Media Literacy Education. A Nordic Viewpoint

Per Lundgren

The Authors

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