The Role of Media Literacy in the Educational Field in the Conditions of a Pandemic

Keywords: media education, media literacy, media competence, distance learning, knowledge maps, bulletin boards, joint work.


The article analyzes the regulatory framework for the introduction of media education in the education system of Ukraine, identifies key competencies that modern youth should possess. The purpose of the article is to analyze the international experience of implementing media literacy curricula in the educational process. The following methods were used in the research: analysis of scientific and pedagogical literature, generalization, synthesis, formulation of conclusions. Results. The international experience of implementation of media literacy curricula in the educational process was studied. A scheme of a single information and educational space in the context of media education has been built, which will ensure the formation of a conscious and responsible consumer of media content. The authors have proposed the ways to organize collaboration with the class, together with the stages of training "Learning and behavior in the virtual classroom". The benefit of the study is that the possibilities of services and resources for collaboration remotely in a Covid-19 pandemic are analyzed, namely services for creating knowledge maps (Coggle, Cacoo), and bulletin boards (Padlet, Linoit), which allow you to organize collaboration and provide proper functionality. The article suggests the examples of tasks with the use of these resources are demonstrated. The authors state that for a long time media literacy has grown and evolved, but it is important to understand that recent advances and events, such as fake news, propaganda, bias, stereotypes and their widespread mechanisms in the fake media, have made media literacy even more relevant and necessary. They define that media literacy is a worldview; it forms a different view of everything we read, see and hear. Conclusions. The expected results of the formation of media competence and digital literacy as its component due to the integration of media education into compulsory disciplines, separate special courses, electives or clubs are formulated in the article as an important and necessary prerequisite for the formation of a modern information society. The authors conclude that the acquired knowledge, skills and abilities will allow people to analyse, critically evaluate and create messages of different genres and forms for different types of media, as well as to understand and analyse the complex processes of media functioning in society and their impact on their lives.


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Author Biography

Liudmyla Kukhar, National Pedagogical Dragomanov University

Liudmyla Kukhar
Doctor of Philosophy in Pedagogy (Ph.D), Associate Professor,
Leading Specialist of the Department of the Bank of Test Tasks and Psychometric Analysis of the Ukrainian Center for Educational Quality Assessment,
Associate Professor of the Computer Engineering and Educational Measurements Department, National Pedagogical Dragomanov University
9, Pyrogova Str., Kyiv, Ukraine, 01601

How to Cite
Kukhar, L. (2021). The Role of Media Literacy in the Educational Field in the Conditions of a Pandemic. Professional Education: Methodology, Theory and Technologies, (13), 152-166.