Study Visit: Media and Information Literacy

Location: London, United Kingdom

Dates: 18-21 June 2019

Number of participants: 15 – 18

Organizer: Shine ALOUD UK C.I.C

Apply here: Application form

Costs:

Participation fee

600 €

This fee must be paid before arrival in the UK.

UK participants are welcome also.

Accommodation and food

The Fee includes Accommodation, food and travel during stay in the UK.

However, what is NOT included is transportation to and from the UK. Visas if required. International insurance.

(Travel options can be discussed with organiser if necessary)

Travel reimbursement

THIS STUDY VISIT IS NOT FUNDED by Erasmus+.

There are no scholarships or bursaries available for participants.

All participants are required to cover their own cost in FULL for the study visit

Description

Shine ALOUD UK C.I.C are hosting a Study Visit in the UK on Media & Information Literacy. The study visit will take place in London from Tuesday 18th June to Friday 21st of June 2019. (THIS STUDY VISIT IS NOT FUNDED by Erasmus+)

Media literacy education is intended to promote awareness of media influence and create an active stance towards both consuming and creating media in addition to encouraging people to critically assess and evaluate what they watch, hear, and read.

In the digital age, it easy for anyone to create media. But with that in mind, we don’t always know who has created something, why they’ve created it, who it’s intended audience is and whether or not it is credible. Through this visit, we aim to provide practitioners in media field with the opportunity:

  • to engage with the different media platforms that exist in London, UK,
  • to understand their many purpose, reach and motivations,
  • to learn from European Media & Information Literacy makers and their organisation;
  • to gather and share best practices
  • to creating a platform for future national and international partnership.

Who is this for?

The study visit is for 15 – 18 participants. The working language of the event will be English therefore the participants should be comfortable working in English.

The study visit is aimed at journalist, bloggers, vloggers, filmmakers, radio hosts, presenters, media educators and researchers and anyone who identifies as a content creators actively working in the field of media, or youth and community development in London, UK.

All attendees of the visit will be asked the prepare a short 10 -15 min presentation about their organisation and experience in the field that will be presented to the entire group on the study visit.  

What will participants gain?

Attendees of the study visit will gain an insight into the mainstream media platforms that exist in London such as ITV, BBC, Channel 4 and London Live. But also have the chance to meet the young and established content creators and media makers who have developed their own platforms and mediums to address social and political needs in London and the surrounding boroughs.

Through visiting and engaging in presentation and talks from some of the many platforms and mediums that exist in the capital, the study visit aims to provide inspiration, cultivation and international cohesion.

All participants will be awarded a certificate of attendance on completion of the Study Visit as a demonstration of their engagement and involvement throughout the course of the programme. 

If you are interested in this opportunity, please apply here.

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Organiser

Shine ALOUD UK C.I.C (Youth NGO)

Shine ALOUD UK C.I.C is a social enterprise that uses creative media and peer led training to change the perceptions and behaviour of young people under 25. The organisation has produced 6 issues of Shine ALOUD Magazine all of which are online and aim to address sensitive subject matters relating to sex and relationships with young people and youth practitioners. The organisation aims to empower young people to make informed choices and decisions regarding sexuality.