26.9.-7.10.2011 every day
- Mon 16-18, location: Unioninkatu 40, room 12
- Tue 16-18, location: Unioninkatu 40, room 2
- Wed 16-18, location: Unioninkatu 37, seminar room 4
- Thu 16-18, location: Unioninkatu 35, lecture room
- Fri 16-18, location: Unioninkatu 37, seminar room 4
Preregistration in WebOodi is required:
11.8.-9.9.2011. 40 students at the most will be accepted to the
course. Priority is given to undergraduate exchange students of
Journalism and Communication from SSKH and the Faculty of Social
Sciences. If there is room other students (both undergraduate and
master's level) can participate. Master's level students can take
these courses as part of their free electives.
||Developed for the era of globalization, when economic, political,
financial and social challenges acquire global character, the
concept of ‘new humanism', in which UNESCO intends to play
its role to the full, aims at building a human community, where all
are equally empowered to enjoy dignity and respect. Recent
onrushing advent of digital media resulted in the appearance of new
media and communication codes. In this new intellectual, semiotic
and communicative context, media literacy, which integrates all
other kinds of literacy and concerns all media, including
television, film, radio and recorded music, the press, the Internet
and any other digital communication technology, becomes one of the
key prerequisites for the exercise of full, active citizenship.
In these lectures, media literacy - the capacity to access,
analyse and evaluate the power of the images, sounds and messages
and to communicate using the media competently - is regarded in
terms of its potential for humanisation and fostering the new
humanism in order to foster understanding and respect for cultural
diversity, encourage intercultural dialogue, and overcome the
depersonalising effects of mass technology. Adequate implementation
of the proposed media literacy strategy should contribute to the
education of new citizens and consolidation of the new culture of
||Lectures and dialogue.
||Docent Tapio Varis.
|Yhteydet muihin opintojaksoihin
||Course can be registered for degree students under the study unit
K9b OR M4b Media Research OR under postgraduate studies.
||Course is organized in English, all coursework will be in English.
|Oppimateriaali ja kirjallisuus
- J. M. Pérez Tornero & Tapio Varis: "Media Literacy
and New Humanism"
- UNESCO Institute for Information Technologies in Education,