Media Education

Media Education

Film Club- film education in schools across Bucharest

read the article »Published: Wednesday, 25 February 2015 · comments · Events and Activities

22 webinars for three years of MEDEAnet

read the article »Published: Wednesday, 17 December 2014 · comments · Events and Activities, Resources

Charting Media and Learning 3rd report during M&L conference in Bruxelles

read the article »Published: Friday, 5 December 2014 · comments · Events and Activities, Resources, Publications

Information materials "Open Educational Resources" second workshop

read the article »Published: Thursday, 13 November 2014 · comments · Events and Activities, Resources

3rd report Charting Media and Learning in Europe- Teacher Training

read the article »Published: Thursday, 10 July 2014 · comments · Events and Activities, Publications

Open Educational Resources: Teacher Training Workshop

We would like to invite primary and secondary school teachers to register for the Open Educational Resources: Teacher Training workshop, organized by ActiveWatch on Friday, February 14th 2014, at the Compendiu Center for Professional Training, within the “Nicolae Kretzulescu” Higher Commercial School in Bucharest. The event is organized in partnership with the Association for New Technology and Internet Services (APTI).

read the article »Published: Tuesday, 21 January 2014 · comments · Events and Activities

Research: 'Charting Media and Learning in Europe 2012'- M&L in the school curriculum

During the Media & Learning Conference in Brussels ActiveWatch and its partners in the MEDEAnet project launched the second research report Charting Media and Learning in Europe-2012.

read the article »Published: Friday, 13 December 2013 · comments · Events and Activities, Publications

UPDATE: Video recording available for MEDEAnet webinar “Researching Media Literacy in Europe”

The MEDEAnet webinar “Researching Media Literacy in Europe” was held on November the 28th and gathered 27 participants from 11 countries. Video recording and speakers' presentations are now available online. 

read the article »Published: Thursday, 21 November 2013 · comments · Events and Activities

MediaSIS in Top12 Good Practices of 'Media Literacy in Europe' Magazine

Online magazine "Media Literacy in Europe" includes the MediaSIS training course among 12 other media education good practices this year - 12 Good Practices That Will Inspire You. Evens Foundations in Antwerp and JFF - Institute for Media Education and Media Research in Munich are the creators of the online platform.

read the article »Published: Wednesday, 20 November 2013 · comments · Events and Activities, MediaSIS Online Course

Media Literacy Good Practices in Romania

Several months ago JFF - Institute for Media Education and Media Research in Munich and Evens Foundation in Antwerp asked us to provide a description of several media education projects that ActiveWatch developed during the last years and could fit into a Publication of good practice projects in the field of media literacy, in plan to be published. We publish the text on our website as well, as the document brings together and gives a nice overall image of the different media education activities we do here at ActiveWatch. Enjoy!

read the article »Published: Thursday, 19 September 2013 · comments · Events and Activities

Workshop for Teachers: "Use of Documentary Film in the Classroom" 2

ActiveWatch organizes the second MEDEAnet workshop “Use of Documentary Film in the Classroom” on the 5th of October 2013 in Bucharest. The workshop is dedicated to pre-universitary educators teaching civic education and social and humanistic studies as well as history and Competence into mass media.

read the article »Published: Tuesday, 17 September 2013 · comments · Events and Activities

MEDEAnet Handbook: The Use of Documentary Film in the Classroom

Check out our new educational material on the use of documentary film in the classroom developed during one of the MEDEAnet workshops this year.

read the article »Published: Thursday, 30 May 2013 · comments · Events and Activities, Publications

Fifth MEDEAnet webinar “Videos for teaching”

We announce the fifth MEDEAnet webinar “Videos for teaching” on Thursday, 21 March 2013, 4pm CET (5pm Romania) for teachers, educators and trainers interested in developing their own educational media.

read the article »Published: Monday, 11 March 2013 · comments · Events and Activities

ActiveWatch invites you to a Treasure Hunt through Colentina

ActiveWatch and its partners invite you Saturday, February 16th, at 11:00h to a treasure hunt in Colentina Neighbourhood. The competition is for the residents in this neighbourhood, irrespective of age, who want to rediscover Colentina through untold stories and forgotten places. The registered teams will receive clues in order to get to the most important landmarks of medieval, modern, interwar, communist and postcommunist Colentina. At the end, the explorers who get the most points will receive a prize.

read the article »Published: Tuesday, 12 February 2013 · comments · Events and Activities

Workshop for Teachers: "Use of Documentary Film in the Classroom"

ActiveWatch organizes the MedeaNET workshop “Use of Documentary Film in the Classroom” on the 23rd of February 2013 in Bucharest. The workshop is dedicated to pre-universitary educators teaching civic education and social and humanistic studies as well as history and Competence into mass media.

read the article »Published: Friday, 25 January 2013 · comments · Events and Activities

We Recommend the SHARP Pedagogical Kit "Teaching and Learning Digital Media"

We introduce to you the new SHARP online pedagogic kit "Teaching and Learning Digital Media" intended mostly to professionals and educators interested in education techniques related to media and new technologies. 

read the article »Published: Monday, 17 December 2012 · comments · Resources

Charting Media and Learning in Europe – 2011 report

The first of a series of reports on the status of media and learning in Europe which are being written and published by the 8 partners from MEDEA network. 

read the article »Published: Wednesday, 5 December 2012 · comments · Publications

MEDEAnet Webinar: Copyright Considerations for Educational Media Producers

Have fun while learning about the most important IPR and copyright rules that may apply to you when developing your own media content for educational purposes: take part in the next MEDEAnet webinar "Copyright Considerations for Educational Media Producers" on 13 December 2012, 4pm CET. This webinar will take the form of a live quiz programme! No great prizes to win! Free participation but prior registration required.

read the article »Published: Tuesday, 4 December 2012 · comments · Events and Activities

MARS Report: Support diversity in sports journalism!

Proposals to promote diversity in the training of journalists in sport news.

Respect for diversity is one of the basic principles of covering a story. All the more as there are resources and professional training methods for journalists to help them become aware of this issue, an opinion expressed by reporters, editors in sport, journalism and media education trainers who attended the MARS workshop (Media Against Racism in Sport) organised in Cluj Napoca at the end of May.

read the article »Published: Monday, 22 October 2012 · comments · Antidiscrimination, Resources, Events and Activities, Resources

MEDEAnet Webinar: A Case for Media Education in the Classroom

The online seminar "A Case for Media Education in the Classroom" was held on Thursday, October 18th, 2012. Nicoleta Fotiade, coordinator of the Media Education program, was one of the speakers.

read the article »Published: Tuesday, 16 October 2012 · comments · Events and Activities

MEDEAnet: European project

Starting this year, ActiveWatch joined the MEDEAnet, an European consortium of organisations and institutions in six member states.

read the article »Published: Wednesday, 6 June 2012 · comments · Events and Activities

The MARS workshop: Fair-play in sports journalism

Last week, at the Babes-Bolyai University in Cluj, ActiveWatch organised the "Media, Diversity and Racism in Sport" workshop. For three days, 30 trainers in journalism and Media education, journalists and students at Journalism have tried to understand the way in which sports journalism emphasizes diversity or promotes a rasist discourse and to come up with a set of training activities for students at Journalism who are interested in sports journalism.

read the article »Published: Thursday, 31 May 2012 · comments · Events and Activities

We teach Media education in school, alongside teachers

The pilot course for training teachers to attain Media and digital competences - MediaSIS - is launched on Saturday, April 7th, 2012, at the Activewatch headquarters.

read the article »Published: Thursday, 5 April 2012 · comments · Events and Activities

FREE courses in Journalism and Media Culture for teenagers from Colentina neighbourhood

ActiveWatch in partnership with the Association for Roma Journalists organise the free course in Journalism and Media Culture for teenagers age 15-18 from the Colentina neighbourhood.

read the article »Published: Wednesday, 9 November 2011 · comments · Events and Activities

UPDATE: the ONAIR course after an year

In the 2010-2011 education year, more than 300 pupils from 23 schools in Romania attended the OnAir course. The educational package put at the disposal of teachers online on the ActiveWatch site was at the basis of lessons. At the moment, we are preparing a document to present the project's impact, based on the comments and the experiences of pupils and teachers involved in the course. We have received feedback from half of them until now. Below, you can read a selection of opinions gathered from the teacher's journals.

read the article »Published: Friday, 29 July 2011 · comments · Events and Activities

SHARP: What pupils learned in Slatina at the Media education workshop

On June 3rd, we met with the pupils who took part in SHARP, the Media education workshop, held at the beginning of April in School no. 1 from Slatina. On this occasion, the pupils (age 11-14) watched the videos they created with the help of the ActiveWatch team and we also discussed about the conclusions of this 4 days workshop.

read the article »Published: Friday, 10 June 2011 · comments · Events and Activities

SHARP: In Slatina, Puya and Media education worked well together

Between the 1st and 4th of April 2012, ActiveWatch, in partnership with the ELMI Foundation and School No. 1 from Slatina (Olt County) organised a Media education workshop intended for pupils age 11-14. Thus, for four days, 14 pupils from Slatina have learned to interpret Media messages and to produce small audiovisual projects.

read the article »Published: Friday, 15 April 2011 · comments · Events and Activities

The optional course "Competences into Mass Media"

The main goal of the course - which was initiated by ActiveWatch in 1999 -  is the training of informed media consumers. Through this course, highschool students could develop the skills to analyze and critically refer to the messages communicated through the Mass Media and the ability to make decisions and act on an informed basis.

read the article »Published: Tuesday, 16 November 2010 · comments · Resources

ONAIR: Good Practices in The Use of Media in Education-The Publication

In the context of the appearance and the rapid spread of new technologies in Media communication and taking into consideration that young people are the first to test them, education in school needs to integrate all Media means.

ActiveWatch offers you a collection of means to use the new Media in the classroom, examples gathered with the contribution of teachers from 30 schools in the country.

read the article »Published: Monday, 4 October 2010 · comments · Publications

ONAIR: "Let's Discover What's Behind News"

ActiveWatch publishes a new educational product aimed at secondary school pupils to better understand news production and to learn how to question and verify credibility of information in the media.

read the article »Published: Monday, 9 August 2010 · comments · Events and Activities, Resources

European projects: SHARP - the new Media and the civic spirit

We'd like to announce the launch of the project "SHARP - A Platform for Sharing and Re/Presenting" in Romania

read the article »Published: Wednesday, 28 April 2010 · comments · Events and Activities

ONAIR: Testing the educational package "Let's find out what's behind news"

For 8 weeks, three teachers from Aiud, Baia-Mare and Petrosani are testing the ONAIR educational package with their pupils during lessons of Competences in Mass Media, English Language and Literature and Sociology. Pupils will become acquainted with the way in which news are produced, with online information research, they will analyse the "sensationalized" approach to news and the stereotyped representation of minority groups and they will also produce their own news bulletins.

read the article »Published: Tuesday, 27 April 2010 · comments · Events and Activities

ONAIR: The Use of Media in Education. Case studies from Romania and other five European countries

Starting today a new Resource Database is available on the ONAIR website. The database contains Good practices in the Use of Media in Education as gathered by the ONAir partners in six European countries (Belgium, Bulgaria, Italy, Lithuania, Poland and Romania). 50 case studies were gathered in Romania and describe various projects developed in the classroom with the use of media, especially with the use of Internet.

read the article »Published: Thursday, 11 March 2010 · comments · Events and Activities, Resources

ONAIR: Research Report "Use of Media in Class"

The aim of this report is to analyze how Romanian students and teachers use media in their free time and at school. It also aims at understading teachers and students' attitude and perception about the media. 

read the article »Published: Tuesday, 2 February 2010 · comments · Events and Activities, Publications

ONAIR: New Media, Learning Tool in the Classroom

ActiveWatch is the new Romanian partner in the ONAir media education project. The project intends to involve secondary schools in a common effort in order to make New Media become not a threat but a tool for the development of students literacy skills and for the building of their critical and aware approach to the understanding of reality through New Media.

read the article »Published: Tuesday, 6 January 2009 · comments · Events and Activities

Research: Media Literacy in Romania

National research on the level of media literacy in Romania, in collaboration with the research institute IMAS.

read the article »Published: Tuesday, 8 July 2008 · comments · Publications

Competence into Mass Media: Teacher's Guide

The Teacher's Guide supports the teaching of the "Competence into Mass Media" optional course at highschool level and it is available only in Romanian language.

read the article »Published: Wednesday, 14 September 2005 · comments · Publications

Competence into Mass Media: Student's Textbook (second edition)

The textbook is used in the optional course "Competences into Mass Media", which gives pupils the main concepts for addressing Mass Media messages on an informed basis. In addition to that, the textbook explains techniques of manipulation, persuasion and propaganda used mass communication, but, most of all, it presents a basic handbook for the purpose of better understanding their effects.

read the article »Published: Wednesday, 9 June 2004 · comments · Publications

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