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29 Nov 2021

Incorporate Media & Information Literacy in Kenya’s New Curriculum

A glaring omission in the proposed basic education curriculum framework which was presented to stakeholders for validation last month is the place of media and information literacy (MIL) for Kenyan students. The omission is strange given that the curriculum developing agency, KICD, works closely with UNESCO, who have dedicated substantial resources and research over the years and recommended that curricu...

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29 Nov 2021

Mil Capacity Building for Youth Organisations’ Leaders in Kenya

The Centre for Media and Information Literacy in Kenya (CMIL-Kenya) and UNESCO have planned a 3-day media and information literacy (MIL) capacity building for membership-based youth led organisations in Kenya to enhance their MIL competencies. The workshop will be held on October 17th – 19th, 2016 at Sunstar Hotel, Nairobi.

Specific Objectives:

  1. To c...

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29 Nov 2021

MIL Curriculum For Teachers Validation -(workshop)

The draft MIL curriculum for teachers in Kenya was yesterday (on 6th September 2019) validated by stakeholders for adaptation and mainstreaming in teacher training and professional development in the country. Stakeholders drawn from government agencies, academia, the education sector, civil society, and the private sector hailed the draft curriculum as a timely resource for re-tooling the Kenyan tea...

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29 Nov 2021

Introduction to Media Information Literacy

In the Digital Age, we find ourselves in, the media are in upheaval. Tremendous changes in the way information is packaged, received, retrieved and shared have sparked fascination, confusion and peril-especially when it comes to news, which is so essential in democracies (Clay Shirky, 2010).

In this media turmoil which threatens our ability to oversee the people who act on our behalf, digital c...

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29 Nov 2021

Now is the Time for Global and Local Adaptation of Media and Information Literacy Initiatives

*By Mwongera G. Jakubu

If ever there was the need to persuade anyone on the necessity for governments and citizens across the globe to actively provide, seek, acquire and practice media and information literacy skills and competencies (recognized by UNESCO and experts as necessary and inalienable 21st Century survival-skills in the information age) then the COVID-...

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29 Nov 2021

Equip Teachers with Media Literacy Skills for CBC Delivery

By  W. Gichunge:

As the world marked the International Literacy Day on September 8th, the expression that every educator –regardless of the subject area-is a teacher of reading comes to mind. After the ability to read and write (and numeracy) the traditional definition of literacy has since been expanded to include visual and information literacies, media li...

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