Adults learn from all the media that they see, hear and experience. Media has a powerful influence on all of us and can affect different aspects of our lives – from how we vote to who we are and how we think about ourselves and others. That is why it is important for adults to be media literate.
Being media literate means being able to access, analyse, and evaluate information, which we receive through media. Media literacy provides us with skills that allow us to:
- Learn to think critically
- Become smart consumers of products and information
- Recognise point of view
- Create media responsibly
- Identify the role of media in our culture
- Understand the author's goal
We would like to invite you to join EPALE’s live discussion on the role of media literacy in adult education. The discussion will be in English and will take place on this page on 27 September 2018. It will be moderated by EPALE Thematic Coordinator Markus Palmén.
We hope to see you there!
Here at EPALE we appreciate the important role of media literacy for adults. Check out the links below for some interesting resources on the topic, uploaded by the community and the EPALE national teams. Visit EPALE regularly in September for new content!
- The role of media literacy in the promotion of common values and social inclusion (EN)
- The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions Media and Information Literacy Recommendations (SR)
- Media Literacy and Education Needs of Journalists and the Public in Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia - Regional Report March 2017 (EN)
- Broadcasting Authority of Ireland launches Media Literacy Policy (EN)
- Media Literacy Brochure (EN)
- Media Guide: practice and ethics of journalism for media professionals (EN)