Media Literacy Week Canada: kids learn to remix

Matthew sez,

Media Awareness Network (MNet) and the Canadian Teachers' Federation (CTF) are once again joining together to host the fourth annual Media Literacy Week, November 2-6, 2009. The purpose of the week is to promote media literacy as a key component in the education of young people and to encourage the integration and the practice of media education in homes, schools and communities.

This year's theme -- Media Literacy in the Digital Age -- emphasizes the multiple literacy skills needed by today's youth for accessing, evaluating, repurposing, creating and distributing digital media content. Although young people easily acquire the skills to navigate new technologies, they still need to develop the critical thinking skills they need for responsible and engaged online citizenship. Critical thinking and other digital literacy skills are essential for young people to be able to decode and confront the advertising, propaganda and misinformation that are so common online; digital literacy is also key in helping youth become fully engaged online citizens.

Media Literacy Week - November 2-6, 2009 (Thanks, Matthew!)


  1. i’d just like to highlight the difference between “accessing, evaluating, repurposing, creating and distributing digital media content” and “remix“. i appreciate that cory believes that the term “remix” is a suitable shorthand for the more expansive set of media literacy skills but … just stop, now, please. you’re simultaneously debasing a very specific set of skills possessed by actual remixers, understating the wide range of contextual information and background knowledge required for contemporary media literacy, and making a potentially cool workshop sound a lot dumber-via-hip-aspirations than it probably is. “Media Literacy Week Canada: kids learn vital skills” will do nicely thank you very much, uh huh, alrighty then.

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