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Global Webinar - Literacy In the Digital Age

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Media education and new literacies – from concepts to action

The Internet has expanded the amount of information available exponentially. How do we make sense of this and in this climate of information overload is there such a thing as digital literacy? And if so then how does it relate to information literacy as traditionally conceived and wider concerns surrounding media literacy and education.

For those involved in informal education networks then this is an important question. In this webinar that we are running in partnership with the University of Reading Institute of Education we plan to explore the concepts above and to do so around the concepts of “Learning, Knowing and Acting.”

The relationship between knowledge and action has always been an important concern and writers like Paulo Freire wrote a great deal about it in the middle part of the 20th century. In the digital age it has now taken on new importance as has the need to equip students and citizens with the skills of digital literacy.

Trevor Davies of the University of Reading and Dr Luis Pereira will present this webinar to an audience of students and members of the GlobalNet21 network.

You can find out more information about this subject at


Milion, the Media and Information Literacy Observatory -

Media Education in Booklets -


COM(2007) 833 final - A European approach to media literacy in the digital environment. Available at :FIN:EN:PDF.

PEREIRA, S., PINTO, M. & PEREIRA, L. (2012). Resources for Media Literacy: Mediating the Research on Children and Media. Comunicar, 39, 91-99. (DOI: 10.3916/C39-2012-02-09). Available at lo=39-2012-11&idioma=en

UNESCO (1982). Grunwald Declaration on Media Education

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