International expert meeting on localization of the UNESCO “Media and Information Literacy Curriculum for Teachers”
The UNESCO Moscow Office, the UNESCO Institute for Information Technologies in Education (IITE), the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), the Russian Committee of the UNESCO Information for All Program (IFAP) and the Interregional Library Cooperation Center with the support of the Federal Agency for Press and Mass Communications will organize an international expert meeting on December 12, 2011 at the Interregional Library Cooperation Center (2A, 1st Basmanny Lane, Moscow, Russia)
The main goal of the meeting is to discuss the ways of localization of the UNESCO “Media and Information Literacy (MIL) Curriculum for Teachers” with regard to the needs and current state of development of ICT in Russia. The UNESCO MIL Curriculum is based on the current trends toward the convergence of radio, television, Internet, newspapers, books, digital archives and libraries. For the first time a systematic and holistic approach is employed to comprehend the issues of media and information literacy. The curriculum considers the needs of educators to be further integrated into the national systems of teachers training in different countries. Furthermore, MIL online course being elaborated by the UNESCO Moscow Office, the UNESCO IITE and the Finnish Society on Media Education will be discussed during the meeting.
Recognized Russian and international experts on media and information literacy, representatives of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation and the Federal Agency for Press and Mass Communications, as well as leading libraries and universities of Russia will participate in the meeting.