Global Media and Information Literacy (MIL) Assessment Framework: Country Readiness and Competencies (2013)

This document describes the framework developed by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to assess the readiness of countries to help their citizens achieve media and information literacy (MIL).

Traditional notions of literacy are struggling to keep up with modern demands, in the face of rapid advancements in information and communication technologies, the authors explain. UNESCO’s MIL program represents a set of knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to use information, media content, and knowledge effectively in today’s society.

The MIL assessment framework is based on a two-tiered approach. The first tier, country readiness, involves providing information on a country’s level of media and information literacy, and its capacities for taking on MIL-related initiatives. The framework takes advantage of existing international, regional, and national data sources to build a country background profile.

The second tier is MIL competencies, targeting all citizens, but in particular teachers and those training to become teachers. Teachers who are media and information literate will be able to pass their knowledge and experience on to their students and, over time, those students will promote MIL and have an impact on society, the authors note.

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UNESCO. Global Media and Information Literacy (MIL) Assessment Framework: Country Readiness and Competencies 2013. Web. 5 Dec. 2020 <http://en.copian.ca/library/research/unesco/global_media/global_media.pdf>
UNESCO (2013). Global Media and Information Literacy (MIL) Assessment Framework: Country Readiness and Competencies. Retrieved December 5, 2020, from http://en.copian.ca/library/research/unesco/global_media/global_media.pdf
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