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customlogoYesterday we met with Michael Dezuanni and Derek Weeks from ATOM (Australian Teachers of Media).  It was interesting to learn about what media education consists of in Australia.  Down under they mean business! Teacher of media are focused on teaching about media literacy, which means that students from years 1- 10 are taught how to critically observe and question the different forms of media.  ATOM hopes to prepare students to become more involved with media culture.  The syllabus created by ATOM doesn’t want to “protect” children from media, but instead enlightens young people how interpret and read multiple media formats. (more…)

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