The project aimed to promote the concepts of Media and Information Literacy (MIL) at three levels: public policies, higher education institutions and schools.
The project entailed:
- Creating a Jordanian vision on introducing MIL to education curricula and supporting decision makers with expertise in this field.
- Building the capacities of two universities in northern and southern Jordan to introduce MIL.
- Launching a pilot phase to develop teachers’ abilities to introduce MIL concepts in the curricula of a sample of schools.
- Drafting a policy paper titled: “Media and Information Literacy in Jordan: Needs and Opportunities” as part of the project’s research and information database.
- Producing a textbook on MIL for universities, as part of the project’s research and information database.
- Training approximately 166 academics and teachers.
- Training around 180 university students.
- Holding awareness and dialogue sessions targeting local communities, attended by 259 women, young people and community leaders.
- Convening the “Regional Forum: Role of Media Literacy in Enabling Youth to Analyze, Assess Information” on 21 November 2017, with the participation of more than 30 experts from media institutions in Germany, Palestine and Lebanon. A workshop on the Jordanian Media Credibility Monitor – AKEED was held on the sidelines of the forum, which was organized to exchange MIL expertise.
- Participating in the Teacher Skills Forum organized by the Queen Rania Teacher Academy. Around 132 educators from Jordan, Palestine, Lebanon, the UAE and Saudi Arabia took part in several forum workshops.