Conference on Media and Information Literacy will take place at VMU

Media and Information literacy may be considered one of the essential 21st-century skills. Teaching media and information literacy provides teachers and students with literacy skills such as information literacy and technology literacy that will help them understand and analyze media. It also cultivates such learning skills as critical thinking, creative thinking, collaboration, and communication.

The main task of this conference that will take place on 2-3 March, 2023 is to discuss the role of information, coding and decoding of media messages, emotional and intellectual impact that media make on personality and society. During the conference the lecturers and participants will try to answer the questions on how to create media thoughtfully and conscientiously. In order to solve this task, it is wise to turn to media and information literacy education, which provides us with the tools and skills needed to be confident and competent media consumers. Media and information literacy highlights such relevant messages as the effect of propaganda, information ecology, enables people to engage in a global media environment.

The conference is sponsored by the National Security and Defence Committee of the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania and the US State Department Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labour (DRL). The conference is attended by international experts from the International Research and Exchange Council (IREX), representatives of DRL, Lithuanian state and other governmental institutions, teachers of Vytautas the Great University and partner universities.


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