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Media Information Literacy: The Answer to 21st Century Inclusive Information and Knowledge-Based Society Challenges

Media Information Literacy: The Answer to 21st Century Inclusive Information and Knowledge-Based Society Challenges
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Author(s): Darlington Musemburi (University of Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe) and Collen Nhendo (University of Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe)
Copyright: 2019
Pages: 34
Source title: Exploring the Relationship Between Media, Libraries, and Archives
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Collence Takaingenhamo Chisita (Harare Polytechnic, Zimbabwe & University of South Africa, South Africa) and Alexander M. Rusero (Harare Polytechnic, Zimbabwe)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-5840-8.ch007

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Abstract

Media and information literacy skills are critical contemporary skills to enable the 21st century citizen to effectively and efficaciously function in the information glut economy. This chapter explores what MIL is, outlining the relationship between media literacy and information literacy. The chapter builds a case for adoption of MIL by organizations, educators, and information practitioners. Significance of MIL against the backdrop of media convergence is interrogated. Various ways in which MIL can be integrated into the curriculum and necessary competencies required to deliver MIL by teachers and librarians are explored and a section on MIL into curriculum was developed from the UNESCO MIL curriculum for teachers. MIL evaluation was also tackled focusing on the capacity of teachers and students to evaluate sources and access information. The chapter concludes with MIL learning environment and resources.

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