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JET celebrates Global Media and Information Literacy (MIL) Week

The tenth annual global celebration of Global Media and Information Literacy (MIL) Week takes place from 24 to 31 October 2021, under the theme “Media and Information Literacy for the Public Good”. JET Education Services shares some of our literacy resources.

Global Media and Information Literacy Week 2021 is hosted by South Africa. This year marks 10 years since the seeds of Global Media and Information Literacy Week were planted in 2011 in Fez, Morocco. This was long before the exponential rise in disinformation, political polarisation, increasing influence of digital platforms and the COVID-19 pandemic.

In the current ecosystem of complex and sometimes contradictory messages and meanings, it is hard to conceive of the public good being advanced, if the public is disempowered in the face of opportunities and threats. Each individual needs to be equipped with media and information literacy competencies to understand the stakes, and to contribute to and benefit from information and communication opportunities.

Some of our work in literacy includes: 

PrimTed language and literacy resources

Consolidating research and comparing practice: What funders need to know for meaningful engagement with literacy in South Africa. Research Brief

Ameliorating the Impact of Fake News on High School Learners during COVID-19

Evaluation of the Advanced Certificate in Foundation Phase Literacy Teaching

Addressing the ‘leadership conundrum’ through a mixed methods study of school leadership for literacy

Creating Effectives Schools summary

Leadership for Literacy: Exploring leadership practices in township and rural primary schools serving poor communities in South Africa

See UNESCO Global Media and Information Literacy Week 2021 website page

See Global Media and Information Literacy Week 2021 Feature Conference website page

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