Integrating Media Literacy into Formal Education: Georgian Experience
Year of production: 2023
This inspirational practice introduces the initiatives taken by the Ministry of Education and Science in Georgia, in partnership with a series of other stakeholders in order to introduce Media Literacy a subject in formal education.
The initiative placed media and digital literacy on the list of prioritized transferable competencies and aimed at developing media literacy skills in general education across all subject groups. The updated national curriculum, a process started in 2011, reportedly created a foundation for the introduction of Media Literacy as an elective subject at Georgian schools. However, this ambitious endeavour did not take place until 2022, when the Communications Commission (ComCom), the National Regulatory Authority, in partnership with the Ministry of Education and Science of Georgia and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), initiated the project on media literacy integration into formal education.