Today, the media grants us access to an unpreceded amount of information and influences many aspects of our personal and social life. The contemporary technological scenario that allows and fuels many-to-many communication, enables increasing media interaction and expression of opinions also on high level political decisions that influence the public opinion. From an educational perspective, this makes it necessary to adopt specific strategies to train adults for media usage, interpretation and interaction. Media literacy boosts critical thinking and allows the creation of critical consumers of products and information.
Epale dedicates the entire month of August to media literacy, not only with resources and experiences from all over Europe, but also with a live discussion, taking place on 27 September starting from 9 am, that will enable the sharing of visions and perspectives with adult education experts and other members of the platform.
Epale Italy aims to collect and enhance national experiences, therefore it invites you to join EPALE and share contents on adult media literacy.
What EPALE is
The Electronic Platform for Adult Learning in Europe (EPALE) is the European digital platform dedicated to the professionals operating in the adult education sector. The online environment offers the chance to collaborate and meet to exchange ideas, experiences and solutions. Currently, it has 45,000 subscribers in Europe and more than 5,000 in Italy. The EPALE National Unit is based at Indire.