Our offer for schools
Above all, migration in 2015 and the so-called refugee crisis has become a great media theme. Politicians bring up immigration often; it is a topic of discussion among friends. More than ever before, students hear about migration from politicians, their parents, and friends. On the other hand, it is often difficult for them to form their own opinions, as migrants or refugees are not usually present in their everyday lives. Which is why we want to help young people to understand and critically work with media content. Although the Migration Awareness Programme focuses primarily on educating media professionals about migration topics and working with university students, we believe that it is important to open up the topic and discuss it with pupils and students of primary and secondary schools.
How do we do it?
- We offer schools the opportunity to organize lectures, workshops, or debates on migration issues.
- We work primarily on topics such as:
- media framing of migration in Czech media
- media literacy education for students in primary and secondary schools with a focus on migration
- People on the move: Who are migrants and refugees?
If you are interested in a lecture or workshop, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are currently cooperating with primary and secondary schools on migration topics within the project ‘Being in the Picture’ (2017–2019), which we are carrying out with our colleagues in the One World in Schools department. The project focuses on increasing media literacy among primary and secondary school students. As part of the project, teachers from ten Prague primary and secondary pilot schools attend a one-year long course, during which they learn to work with a new guide on media education. The manual also includes a chapter on the image of migration in media.
The is media migration image chapter includes five activities, which teachers can use in their lessons; three other activities are available online. Individual activities give pupils the opportunity to realize that all media messages are selective and depend on the interpretation chosen by the journalist or reader when writing or reading a media text. On the other hand, in other activities they have the opportunity to analyse media texts from a linguistic and content point of view — who gets space in media reporting on migrants or refugees? How are they depicted verbally and visually? And what ways of communication and argumentation can be chosen when creating a media text? One activity is dedicated to the phenomenon of fake news, which is illustrated in a text with a migration theme.
Through the aforementioned activities, it is possible to teach pupils critical thinking about media texts, and especially texts with migration topics.
For details on previously implemented projects focused on schools, see the section Realized Projects (link).
For more information, please contact us by e-mail: email@example.com