La Ligue Media Literacy
Language & Country of the resource
The handbook is free and available online in English, French, Spanish, Latvian and in Italian.
Handbook on Media Literacy
Link to the resource and/or reference to the authors / source of origin
Type of resource
(video, lesson plan, etc.)Handbook
The handbook on Media Literacy provides guidance and a source of inspiration for teachers working with young people on media literacy and on the ways media content influences their perception of reality. It offers some psychological insight in the ways media content influences young people while giving a clear definition and explanation of what media literacy is and proposing several practical examples teachers can use in their educational work.
Following an introductory part proposing different models enabling the reader to grasp in which ways media content influences the cognitive, psychological, and moral development of a person, the guide gives a clear definition of the concept of media literacy and explains the legal framework in which teachers can use media content in their educational work with students. The main focus of the handbook lies on 10 practical activities teachers and educators can implement with their students.
(type and age of the learners and other meaningful characteristics)Teachers and educators working with young people on media literacy in formal and non-formal education.
Tools and materials needed for implementation
The guide is free and available online. It provides a list of materials needed for each activity.
Media Literacy, Critical Thinking, New information technology, fact checking, conspiracy theories
Subject & interdisciplinary / cross-curricular links
Media Literacy Education
Timing (how much time to do it?)
The handbook provides information on the expected time needed for each activity.
The handbook on Media Literacy of the European project e-Media : Media Literacy and Digital Citizenship for All includes guidelines and resources for teachers and educators working with young people on subjects linked to media literacy. It offers possibilities for new and innovative ways of approaching media literacy with young people by explaining the important aspects of media literacy today. Its focus lies on practical examples teachers and educators can easily implement with their students. The handbook is free and available online in English, French, Italian, Spanish and Latvian.