August 22, 2014

New Online: UNESCO Releases Media and Information Literacy Policy and Strategy Guidelines

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From UNESCO:

Recognizing that to achieve MIL for all will require national policies, UNESCO has published Media and Informational Literacy Policy and Strategy Guidelines [MIL].

This comprehensive MIL Policy and Strategy Guidelines resource is the first of its kind to treat MIL as a composite concept, unifying information literacy and media literacy. These guidelines offer a harmonized approach, which in turn enables stakeholders to articulate more sustained national MIL policies strategies, describing both the process and content to be considered.

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Without MIL policy and strategy, disparities are likely to increase between those who have and those who do not have access to information, enjoy or not freedom of expression, and are able or not to critically engage in modern governance and a connected world which are powered by information, media and technology.

Without MIL policy and strategy, disparities are likely to increase between those who have and those who do not have access to information, enjoy or not freedom of expression, and are able or not to critically engage in modern governance and a connected world which are powered by information, media and technology.

The Guidelines is divided in two parts. Part 1, MIL Policy Brief, is designed for policy or decision makers and can serve as a summary of the publication. Part 2 is divided into several comprehensive chapters and covers the following topics:

  • how to enlist MIL as development tool;
  • conceptual frameworks for MIL policies and strategies; and
  • model MIL policy and strategies that can be adapted by countries globally.

This new publication is part of a comprehensive MIL Toolkit being developed by UNESCO in cooperation with its partners. The full MIL Toolkit will include:

  • MIL Curriculum for Teachers (already produced and available here);
  • Global MIL Assessment Framework (already produced and available here);
  • Guidelines for Broadcasters to promote MIL and User-Generated Content (already produced and available here);
  • an online multimedia MIL teaching resources tool; and
  • model online MIL and intercultural dialogue courses (one is already developed and available here).

Direct to Full Text Guidelines Document (192 pages; PDF). The full text is also embedded below.

UNESCO: Media and Informational Literacy Policy and Strategy Guidelines

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Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.