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