The project aims 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 the north and south to introduce MIL.
- Launching a pilot phase to develop teachers’ abilities to introduce MIL concepts in the curricula of a sample of schools.
- Creating a research and information database that included:
- A comprehensive analytical study on curricula in Jordanian universities.
- A guidebook for MIL school clubs.
- A general description of MIL textbook for universities.
- Initiating work on a policy paper titled: “Media and Information Literacy in Jordan: Needs and Opportunities”.
- Establishing media clubs in eight schools with the participation of 120 students. A total of 24 teachers were trained to run these clubs.
- Training six staff members in the project’s partner institutions in Beirut at the Media and Digital Literacy Academy.
- Producing film and media materials to promote the idea of MIL.
- Preparing for the second phase of the project by signing agreements with Al-Hussein Bin Talal and Al al-Bayt universities to organize a series of pilot activities to promote MIL.