This module is a resource for educators teaching digital and/or media literacy in their classrooms. This module aligns to the Australian Curriculum General Capability description for Digital Literacy and with general literacy capabilities as described across the Learning Areas of the Australian Curriculum.
This module provides information and frameworks through which students and educators can develop an understanding of both the importance of good information, media and digital literacy and the skills to put these literacies into action. Through examples drawn from the collections of the National Library of Australia, this module provides opportunities to explore how and why digital and media literacy can and should be exercised.
Michelle Ciulla Lipkin is the Executive Director of the National Association for Media Literacy Education (NAMLE) in the United States. Through her work, Lipkin has helped NAMLE grow to be the preeminent media literacy education association in the U.S. Her passion for media literacy education stems from a very personal place. Read more about her story here:
In 2017, in conjunction with the United States Embassy, the National Library of Australia hosted an event with Michelle Cuilla Lipkin and U.S. Embassy Chargé d'Affaires Gavin Sundwall. The event covered the need for strong media and informational literacy and how to evaluate and identify the bias presented in the media. Throughout this module, snippets of this event are embedded and provide more information about this topic.
The full recording can be listened to here: