On 23-24 September 2022, the XIII All-Russian Conference in memory of Irina Zhilavskaya and entitled “Media Education 2022: current trends in the development of education” was held in Moscow in online format. The conference was organized by the Association of Media Education Specialists, the Faculty of Journalism of Lomonosov Moscow State University, the Higher School of Economics and Chelyabinsk State University under the auspices of the UNESCO Information for All Programme’s Russian Committee. The conference was aimed at identifying and discussing current trends in the field of media education as the most important aspect of socialization, social and professional life.
The conference brought together more than 1500 participants, and about 70 speakers made the presentations covered the following topics:
- Regional models of media education development
- Media educator 2030: professional training system and options for self-development
- Media classes at schools: vectors to choose
- Media education at journalism faculties and pedagogical universities: prospects for development
- The role of non-profit organizations in promoting media literacy
- Media and information literacy as a key competence of a modern educator and media specialist
- Information culture and information security
- Media education technologies as a tool of educational work
- Augmented reality in media education: gamification, virtual and augmented reality and gaming spaces
- Media Center as a media educational technology for the formation of communicative competencies of schoolchildren and students
- Media education as a springboard to new professions
Ms. Tatiana Murovana, Programme Specialist of UNESCO IITE, took part in the conference within the section “Media education technologies as a tool for non-formal and informal education”, where she made a presentation “Supplementary education in the UNESCO Curriculum on media and information literacy for educators and learners”. She elaborated on the possibilities of using the second edition of the UNESCO MIL Curriculum “Media and Information Literate Citizens: Think Critically, Click Wisely!”, which was translated into Russian by UNESCO IITE, in the framework of non-formal and informal education.
More detailed information is available at the conference website.