Tutkija(t): Reijo Kupiainen, Sara Sintonen & Juha Suoranta
Toteutusorganisaatio: Finnish Society on Media Education
Sijainti verkossa: Decades of Finnish Media Education
Sijainti verkossa: http://en.mediakasvatus.fi/publications/decadesoffinnishmediaeducation.pdf
Julkaisun tyyppi: Muut raportit ja katsaukset
Decades of Finnish Media Education have been characterised by a desire to protect, safeguard and repel. The development of media technologies has regularly brought with it new tools and technologies, causing educators new concerns and fears. As a generalisation, it would appear that the development of media education has gone hand in hand with the development of media technology. There has always been some new tool or technology to move its predecessor along and gain a foothold, for example, in the classroom. Thus the development of media education has been distinctly driven by media technology and biased towards it, just as the first part of the phrase “media education” suggests. Perhaps we are now about to shift into a new stage in media education in which we really dig into the educational and pedagogical potential that media education has as a process of teaching. On the other hand it also appears that the aspect of a media inoculation or protection gains a great deal of publicity in the debate on media education. Perhaps the best possible thing that could happen in the future would be a major increase in media education research and coordination in order to dispel the doubts and prejudices and to expose possible real dangers.