Media Literacy Worldwide: Similarities and Differences of Theoretical and Practical Approaches.



It is well accepted that ICT and media competencies are indispensable in the modern world, and that education at school and on the level of tertiary education should target to convey corresponding skills. However, there is much less agreement on specific skills that should be included, and there
exist quite a few different proposals and approaches under terms such as media literacy, information literacy, and further more. In this paper, we provide an overview on these different concepts, highlight differences and similarities of these, and also discuss the terminology being applied in this context on an international level.


Media literacy, media competence, media literacy education, digital literacy, ICT literacy


Life-long learning and training


IEEE Engineering Education Conference 2011 - "Learning Environments and Ecosystems in Engineering Education", April 2011

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