Digital Media Literacy: Germany

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The Future of DML, Part 2: Germany (2)

Five opinions or summaries of digital media literacy in Germany have come from Gesellschaft für Medienpädagogik und Kommunikationskultur, Media Ed Lab and Journal of Media Literacy Education. They have been summarized on the attached spreadsheet.

Summary of Findings

  • An article in Media Ed Lab wonders if it is possible to combat Germany's new strict digital hate speech laws with better digital media literacy for the mass public.
  • The Gesellschaft für Medienpädagogik und Kommunikationskultur, or GMK, regularly publishes thought pieces and advice on digital media education in Germany. In one recent piece, they pondered the issue of accessibility for digital media literacy education.
  • The GMK also published comprehensive proposals for how it recommends approach digital media literacy in the country.
  • Additionally, the GMK called for better resources and training for schools to be able to provide adequate digital media literacy.
  • Finally, a study in the Journal of Media Literacy Education gave a retrospective view on German media literacy to date, with thoughts of how to approach the increasingly digital consumption of media.
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