A democratic civilization will save itself only if it makes the language of the image into a stimulus for critical reflection, not an invitation to hypnosis.
Media Literacy for Cultural Understanding
MEDIA LITERACY FOR GLOBAL UNDERSTANDING. Watch our video about our work exploring how media literacy can support increased understanding of the peoples and cultures of the Middle East, documenting our partnership with the Roberts Elementary School and Kuwait University during the 2008-2009 school year.
AN AWARD-WINNING PARTNERSHIP. Johns Hopkins University's National Network of Partnership Schools has awarded the 2009 Partnership Award to our collaboration with the Roberts Elementary School. We are working in collaboration with the Alliance of Civilizations and the Roberts Elementary School in Wayne, PA, to explore how media literacy can be used as a means to promote global understanding among children. During the 2008-2009 school year, we designed, implemented and evaluated a project where media literacy was used to promote global understanding with students at the Roberts Elementary School. Learn more about work during the 2008-2009 school year on our collaborative wikispace.You can see samples of student work here. This project is sponsored by a grant from the Alliance of Civilizations.
IRANIAN YOUTH AND MEDIA LITERACY. Learn about this exciting summer program, developed by Aggie Ebrahimi Bazaz. Students explore media representations of Iran and compose their own media messages. Lesson plans and reflections are online here.