ERIC Number: ED242293
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Medien + Erziehung: Grundlagen, Ziele, Thesen (Media and Education: Foundations, Objectives, Philosophy).
Grossmann, Jorg; Mayer, Beat
Because information technology is now part of our everyday life, the issue is not whether modern media should be used in education, but rather how they should be used to the best advantage. Media education aims at development of a critical but fundamentally positive relation with media and should start from childrens' everyday life and point at a conscious, responsible utilization of all available media. It should also encourage children to produce media themselves. Mass media should consequently be used to support, not to endanger, human contact and communication. Therefore, media education must help children to understand how mass media work, and what and who stand behind them. Media education should be considered as an important factor of all educational work. Its principal aims are to improve children's ability to communicate, make decisions, and act. Children are as much confronted with modern media as adults. It is the teacher's task to help children classify, complete, and interpret the information with which they are confronted. Teachers should use mass media in teaching, not instead of teaching. This report lists possible themes concerning media education for a variety of subjects including languages, religion, geography, and history. (Author/LMM)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Mediendidaktische Arbeits und Informationsstelle, Bern (Switzerland).; Amt fuer Unterrichtsforschung und -planung der Erziehungsdirektion des Kantons, Bern (Switzerland).
Identifiers: Media Education; Switzerland