The integration of film literacy in school curricula. Suggestions and perspectives (June 13, 2019)

This one-day seminar was co-organized with the Greek Educational Radiotelevision (a department of the Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs), since the demand for more integration of film and/or audiovisual literacy in school education is gaining momentum. 

On Thursday, June 13, the seminar picked up the discussion where the European forum left off, in order to promote transfer of experience from the informal media literacy actors to the school communities. Greek children film festivals and training programs, experts and educators presented the state of the art for a/v and film literacy in Greece in three sessions.

The closing panel, presided over by Vice-President of the Institute of Educational Policy, Pavlos Charamis, resumed the conclusions from the seminar and the previous European Focus Group, together with Sophia Papadimitriou of the Educational Radiotelevision, Eirini Andriopoulou of EKOME S.A. and Anastasia Dimitra, president of ASIFA Workshops Group. The need for integrated, activity-centered curricula was pointed out, with Pavlos Charamis indicating the possibilities presented for media literacy activities in school with the curricula already in place, and discussing further steps in cross-disciplinary integration of media and film literacy in Greek school education.