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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: To conduct MIL capacity building to 30 young persons (15 men and 15 women) from diverse youth groups in tandem with UNESCO guidelines; To assess the current levels
MEDIA & INFORMATION LITERACY: A BRIEF INTRODUCTION 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 citizens of today’s world need a media environment that serves
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 curricula the world over adopt media and information literacy as an inalienable competence for quality existence in the 21st century knowledge
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, education sector, civil society and the private sector hailed the draft curriculum as a timely resource for re-tooling the Kenyan teacher to deliver on the new competency based curriculum being implemented in Kenya. The draft curriculum was extracted from the UNESCO MIL Curriculum for
By  W. Gichunge: As the world marked the International Literacy Day on September 8th, the expression that every educator –regardless the subject area-is a teacher of reading comes to mind. After ability to read and write (and numeracy) the traditional definition of literacy has since been expanded to include visual and information literacies, media literacy, critical thinking and problem solving skills, creativity, initiative and self-direction. According to UNESCO, Media and information literacy is a critical 21st century life-skill to enable