The Case for Moving Image Media Education in Northern Ireland

To be ‘literate’ in the 21st century will mean having a wider range of critical and creative competences than has been adequate in the past. It will have to include knowledge and understanding of media other than print. The moving image media are a crucial dimension of this wider literacy. Everyone in Northern Ireland should have opportunities to learn about these media, starting in primary school and continuing through lifelong learning. These points are argued more fully in Chapter One (pp 09-14) and their curricular implications are laid out in Chapter Two (pp 15-20).

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