INTERNATIONAL EXPERT MEETING ON LOCALIZATION OF UNESCO “MEDIA AND INFORMATION LITERACY CURRICULUM FOR TEACHERS”

The UNESCO Moscow Office, the UNESCO Institute for Information Technologies in Education (IITE), the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), the Russian Committee of the UNESCO Information for All Program (IFAP) and the Interregional Library Cooperation Center with the support of the Federal Agency for Press and Mass Communications of the Russian Federation co-organized an international expert meeting on December 12, 2011.

The main goal of the meeting was to discuss the ways of localization of the UNESCO “Media and Information Literacy (MIL) Curriculum for Teachers” with regard to the needs and current state of development of ICT in Russia. The UNESCO MIL Curriculum considers the needs of educators to be further integrated into the national systems of teachers training in different countries. Recognized Russian and international experts on media and information literacy, representatives of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation and the Federal Agency for Press and Mass Communications, as well as leading libraries and universities of Russia participated in the meeting. In addition, the experts discussed the MIL online course elaborated by the UNESCO Moscow Office, UNESCO IITE and the Finnish Society on Media Education.

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