UNESCO supports the introduction of the Media and Information Literacy curriculum into the formal education system
A workshop on “Media and Information Literacy: curriculum for teachers” was organized by the UNESCO Tashkent Office from 28 to 29 November 2013 in close cooperation with the Ministry of Public Education of the Republic of Uzbekistan and with financial support of the Embassy of Switzerland in Uzbekistan.
The workshop brought together experts from the Ministry of Public Education and Ministry of Higher Education, teachers, methodologists and journalists to consider the integration of the UNESCO curriculum on Media and Information Literacy (MIL) in the formal education system of Uzbekistan.
Used in more than 20 countries, the UNESCO MIL curriculum was developed by a group of international experts to foster media and information literate societies. MIL provides a flexible framework of teacher competencies in media and information literacy that can be adapted to different country contexts. During the two-day workshop UNESCO’s experts presented the first draft of the adapted curricula, which could be further adapted and used as a basis for the development of specific curricula for different age-grouos of students as well as teacher training.
Empowerment of people through Media and Information Literacy is an important prerequisite to fostering equitable access to information and knowledge and promoting free, independent and pluralistic media and information systems.
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