Global MIL Week 2016

The fifth annual global celebration of Media and Information Literacy (MIL) Week will take place from 31 October to 5 November, 2016. The Global MIL Week 2016 highlights include the Sixth Media and Information Literacy and Intercultural Dialogue (MILID) Conference and the First General Assembly of the Global Alliance for Partnerships on Media and Information Literacy (GAPMIL), taking place November 2-5, 2016 in São Paulo, Brazil.

The Global MIL Week activities and conference are important opportunities for members of GAPMIL and the International University MILID Network to meet and share the latest research, projects, new ideas and information with a diverse gathering of stakeholders involved in information and media literacy, and in print, screen-based and digital media. 

UNESCO and GAPMIL are calling partners all over the world to promote the MIL Week.

The Global MIL Week 2016 will be organised under the theme “Media and Information Literacy: New Paradigms for Intercultural Dialogue”. The Conference and General Assembly will, for the first time in Brazil, connect international organizations, universities, associations, research groups and educators, media professionals, information specialists and librarians, policy makers and regulators, NGOs and practitioners in MIL from around the world, to heighten public awareness of the importance of media and information literacy at a global level. This year the event will also highlight artists, journalists, libraries and other professionals who work on after-school and community-based MIL programs.

International MIL Award

The INTERNATIONAL MIL AWARD will recognize an educator* integrating MIL (media and information literacy) in an innovative way in their classroom and curriculum. The INTERNATIONAL MIL award is led by the Global Alliance for Partnership on Media and Information Literacy (GAPMIL) and Media and Information Literacy and Intercultural Dialogue University Network (MILID) with the support of UNESCO-UNAOC.

* Future years will and broaden invited candidates to include NGOs, associations, and other groups include additional themes.

Award Descriptions and Criteria

This award is intended to honor an educator in any subject area from kindergarten through university, as long as their curriculum reflects integration of media and information literacy concepts with a focus on intercultural dialogue.

  • Nominations should describe how the nominee’s teaching and curriculum impacts students in MIL.
  • Nominations should describe how the nominee’s teaching practice does influence or could influence the Media and Information Literacy field at large.
  • Nominations should provide links to two current curriculum examples and a syllabus (if appropriate) produced by the nominee.
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