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ICP - Media Education Center

In 2008, The Media Education Center (MEC) was established by ICP to provide Palestinian teachers, students, parents, and media professionals with knowledge and training in the field of media education. MEC organizes training courses in citizen media skills, prepares training programs for students and their teachers in media education theory and applications and organizes media summer camps. The MEC is dedicated to a new vision of literacy for the 21st Century: "the ability to communicate competently in all media forms as well as to access, understand, analyze, evaluate and participate with powerful images, words, and sounds that make up our contemporary mass media culture".

MEC believes that these skills of media literacy are essential for both children and adults as individuals and as citizens of a democratic society.The skilled team at MEC provides high definition production in fields such as:

• Documentary and fiction film production.

• Panorama 360 degree interactive photography.

• Conference coverage: documentation of conferences and seminars.

We also provide rental services of media tools and technical assistance

Methodology:

Through a four-step inquiry process of awareness, analysis, reflection, andaction, media literacy helps young people acquire an empowering set ofnavigational skills, which include the ability to:

  • Access information from a variety of sources
  • Analyze and explore how print, verbal, visual, or multi-media messages are constructed.
  • Evaluate media’s explicit and implicit messages against participants own ethical, moral, and democratic principles.
  • Express or create their own messages using a variety of media tools.
  • Participate in a global media culture.

This is all accomplished through the Media Education Kit, developed by MEC, the Kit is a framework for teaching and learning in a media age. It includes a 40 hour training package in four media subjects: advertising, social media, journalism, and entertainment. It is a flexible training tool with new methodologies that teachers can apply in their lessons through assignments and handouts that will encourage students to produce their own stories and understand how media works. The Media Education Kit is based on the thinking and writings of leading national and international academics. It encourages students to becoming active rather than passive consumers of media. It is designed to be used by teachers starting with thirteen year old students to instruct them about media and develop their skills especially interms of critical thinking.

VIDEO GALLERY:

To watch few  selected  short documentary Films made by  MEC  click on this link: "Video Gallery"

 For more views of video tubes produced by MEC, please visit www.youtube.com/icpbethlehem

 


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