The formation program is attended by about thirty-five participants coming from Davao, Kapalong, Sto. Tomas, Bukidnon, and Tagum City. Four officers of the Philippine army also join the event.
The first module on Media Literacy Education was really an eye-opener for me.
The ability to access analyze, evaluate, and communicate information in a variety of form–is interdisciplinary in nature.
Media literacy empowers people to be both critical thinkers and creative producers of an increasingly wide range. (ppt slides)
It made me ask questions “what do i blog for?”, “how can I make use of facebook to promote an advocacy?” “what is my advocacy?”.
The resource person spoke in a conversational manner and knew when to crack jokes. Great! He was just storying. Sharing his relevant experiences, he did not even finish all his prepared ppt slides, but his sharing was very rich.
This was viewed during the discussion. Did you know?
Instead of being controlled or made by the media (newspapers, radio, tv, ads, internet, facebook, and even cellphone), I am reminded to make use of this to inform, share, and promote worthwhile things.
With gigabytes of information entering the web everyday, it needs a critical mind to filter these. We don’t have the luxury of time to drown ourselves in these information for the sake of being informed.
What do we make use of the information is as important as the information itself.
With media all around us, media literacy education is a must to all, especially the youth. This should be incorporated in basic social sciences courses.
What do I blog for? Take a look at the categories.