Activity

Finnish Society on Media Education is an active association, promoting media literacy in many ways nationally and globally. Here we provide information about projects and events we are doing at the moment.

PUBLICATIONS

The UNESCO Institute for Information Technologies in Education commissioned Pedagogies of Media and Information Literacies Handbook, which is intended to become a useful tool that would equip teacher training institutions and facilitate teaching media and information literacy in teacher training, to the Finnish Society on Media Education. It is published in 2012. More publications by the Finnish Society on Media Education can be found here
 

EARLY CHILDHOOD MEDIA EDUCATION

Small children up to school age spend a great amount of their time among different media. That is why it’s so important to discuss and develop media education in early childhood education.Finland is one of the leading countries in promoting media literacy in early childhood. We have published researched knowledge in 2011 and 2012, you can find the latest research here. We have also organised expert meetings and seminars about the topic:

We have also promoted early childhood media education in the World Summit for Children, Youth and Media in Karlstad, Sweden 2010.


 

CO-OPERATION BETWEEN FINLAND, ESTONIA AND GERMANY

"Effective youth work and media protection needs media literacy" seminar between Finland, Estonia and Germany took place in Helsinki, Finland 1-4 of September 2008. It was hosted by the Finnish Society on Media Education and the Ministry of Education in Finland. The main objective of the seminay was media literacy as a main source of successful youth media protection and exchange of good practice.
http://www.helsinkimedialiteracy092008.blogspot.fi/

"Challenges of the digital world – Innovations of media literacy and youth work" is a seminar between Finland, Estonia and Germany which took place in Tallinn, Estonia in 13-15 of December 2009. It was hosted by the Eesti Noorsootöö Keskus. The main objective of the seminar was to meet the new challenges of digital world and spread succesfull models of youth work from digital perspective.
http://tallinnmedialiteracy2009.blogspot.fi/