MEET, Media Education for Equity and Tolerance” (2016-2018) is a project funded by the European Commission’s Erasmus+ Programme.
MEET aims at promoting a critical and inter-cultural understanding as well as an aware use of media among young citizens in multicultural public schools and democratic societies.
Within the MEET framework a toolkit has been developed for teaning and learning about media and intercultural education.
The Toolkit is a multimedia product aimed at training teachers about media and intercultural education to support acts of democratic citizenship at school and in society at large. It consists of four intertwined components, namely:
– a Theoretical introduction providing the pedagogical background of the toolkit, that is the Media and Intercultural Framework (MIEF)
– Guidelines to design inclusive media education activities, based on three key concepts: Understanding media and cultures
– Expression of their own voices in multicultural contexts
Engagement in multicultural societies through media
– Six Learning Scenarios on media and intercultural education, reflecting the above mentioned guidelines and including teaching and learning resources
– An Educational Documentary to explain how media education can be taught in intercultural contexts facilitating understanding, expression and engagement. It is composed of three video-capsules, each one dedicated to one of the key concepts. The video-capsules document three educational experiences highlighting how the key concepts can be implemented in educational practice.
Teachers can use the toolkit in three different ways, specifically as a self-training tool, as a teaching resource and as a design tool.
The toolkit can be used as a self-training tool by exploring its four components. From this perspective the Learning Scenarios and the educational documentary can be read and observed bearing in mind the MEET guidelines to understand how principles and recommendations can be put into practice.
The toolkit can also represent a teaching resource because teachers can adopt the Learning Scenarios (or parts of them) in their classroom, using the worksheets and the multimedia content (e.g. images) that they include.
The toolkit can also inform the (re)design of the media education activities that teachers would like to propose to their students. In this sense, teachers can design new Learning Scenarios on the basis of the guidelines or they can use the guidelines to re-design their existing Learning Scenarios in order to adapt them to their students and contexts.
- : https://meetolerance.eu/
- : Maria Ranieri
- : University of Florence