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Professional Development Program for Media Literacy in Turkey

August 31 - September 4, 2015, Antalya, Turkey 

More than 80 teachers from all across Turkey participate in a five-day professional development program in Antalya, Turkey, led by a team of Turkish media literacy experts from the disciplines of Communication and Education, in an event sponsored by the Turkish Radio and Television Supreme Council

In 2014, a new approach to teaching media literacy in secondary schools was developed and a new textbook was created for use in the very popular Media Literacy elective course that has been offered to more than 4 million students since 2005. At this event, participating will learn  how to use these curriculum materials to help students access, analyze and create media in a wide variety of forms.

"This is a very important event in Turkey because media literacy experts and teachers are working hand-in-hand together to improve media literacy instructional methods, including how to create activities that engage learners," said Dr. Sait Tuzel, Associate Professor at Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University.  

The faculty for the program includes: Nilufer Penbecioglu, Istanbul University, Nezih Orhon, Anadolu University, Sait Tuzel, Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University, Ebubekir Cakmak and Adnan Altun, Abant Izzet Baysal University.

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