Ola Erstad: Media education and media literacies - past, present and future
Media creativity at its best? Link to Youtube, bushandblair
One of the main points of Ola Erstad's presentation was that there is a huge transition taking place which is new and has happened really fast. Our biggest concern at the moment is to understand how to cope with it.
These transformations are:
- the unit of analysis
- media production
- being critical
A new subject introduced in the upper secondary schools: media and communication. The course is very popular and schools are now competing against one another trying to offer the course and thereby attract students . The course content is very much focused on production and the researchers are concerned about what the students are really "learning".