The essential focus of Masters Degree Programme in Media Education is centered on developing expertise in the new discipline of media education formed by media literacy linked to information and communication technology in learning, media production and critical thinking in media saturated societies, especially from the international perspective.
Contents of The Programme
The contents of the program are organized in three categories as
- Research on media education,
- Teaching and learning in mediated environments,
- Developing media education in organizations, such as schools, NGO’s and media
Students will explore the roles and functions of media and genres of content in everyday life, comparative similarities and differences as a function of cultures and identities (e.g. gendered, age-related, language-based, majority and minority populations, etc). As research based studies, the Programme on Media Education will be integrated with international and domestic research that aims to develop aspects of vital interest to the technological economies and media industry related also to ICT developments. Some of particular importance include interaction with audiences and user-based production and acting as a facilitator for the development of user-driven services. The practical application of theories is pertinent to various contexts, for example in schools, media organisations and public administration. Core themes of the programme:
- Nordic Research on Media Culture and Education
- Perceptions and Use of Media from Comparative
- Mediated learning environments: Gaming, ICT in Education
- Media and Information Literacies
- Transcultural perspectives in developing Media Education
Availability of The Programme
The Program is available from September 2015
Structure and Length of The Programme
The Program is available as:
- Master’s Degree Programme 120 ECTS as a two year study programme.
- Diploma Programme 60-80 ECTS as a one year study programme (e.g.integrated into Master’s degree programmes of other discipline
The programme is pertinent to various contexts, target groups including: early childhood educators, teachers in all school stages, youth workers, librarians, media professionals including software developers and public administrators.