Online MIL and Intercultural Dialogue Courses
Faced with the choice between privacy and safety on the Internet, between freely expressing themselves and to ethically use information, the media and technology - women, men and young boys and girls need new types competencies.
Media and information literacy (MIL) offers these competencies. Education for all must therefore include media and information literacy for all.
UNESCO’s push to achieve media and information literate societies recognizes that MIL in formal education is a necessity but not a final stop. Attaining MIL in formal education has been long and slow process. However the momentum must be kept up.
MIL must also go beyond the classroom. To increase access to MIL training UNESCO in cooperation with the UNESCO-UNAOC University Network on Media and Information Literacy and Intercultural Dialogue has launched two online courses.
The first course, hosted by the Queensland University of Technology (QUT), assists teachers, policy makers and professionals to become agents of change through the development of MIL and intercultural competencies in their communities. Click to register.
In cooperation with Athabasca University, the second course provides youth (girls and boys) with basic media and information competencies to become critical citizens. It explores how MIL can enable youth to be actively involved in intercultural and interreligious dialogue, advocating for gender equality and freedom of expression, and to effective use virtual spaces. Click to register.
This resource is part of a comprehensive MIL Toolkit being developed by UNESCO and partners. The full MIL Toolkit will include:
- MIL Curriculum for Teachers;
- Global MIL Assessment Framework;
- Guidelines for Broadcasters to Promote MIL and User-Generated Content;
- an online multimedia MIL teaching resources tool;
- MIL Policy and Strategy Guidelines.