Comparative Report: Digital Media Literacy at School
What is this about?
This Comparative Report offers an overview of the status quo of Digital Media Literacy in the schools of three countries: Cyprus, Germany and Greece.
Digital Media Literacy is defined as “the ability to access, analyze, evaluate, and create media. Media literate citizens are better able to understand the complex messages we receive from all forms of media. It empowers citizens with knowledge, skills and attitude to critically access information and media, to critically analyze information and media content and to engage with media and other information providers for social, civic and creative purposes“.
This Report is based on a survey conducted in Cyprus, Germany and Greece in March 2019.
Three different surveys were distributed to students, teachers and parents to investigate their knowledge and perception of Digital Media Literacy.
A few interesting questions we asked...
- Do you think you have good digital skills?
- Do you have specific classes dedicated to learning about digital media literacy?
- Have you ever helped your parents acquire a digital skill?
- To what extent do you think it is important for your child/children to develop digital media literacy skills?
- Who should be responsible for educating children to digital media literacy?
- Does/do you child/children ever ask you to answer questions on topics related to digital media literacy (e.g. asking you for advice about something they read/saw on the Internet)?
- Did you receive any specific training before being charged with teaching digital/media education classes?
- How aware are your students of their digital/media competences on average? To what extent the self-perception of their competences corresponds to reality?
- Does your school offer the necessary ICT infrastructure to support digital/media education classes?
... which received very interesting answers!
We compiled the results in a Comparative Report, where you will find an analysis of the findings from the three surveys as well as a summary of each country’s policy context and a report of consultations that we conducted with teachers and education stakeholders.
Have a look!