24 January 2019

DLSU Librarians Speak at the 1st National MIL Forum

Promoting media and information literacy education with its opportunities and challenges were the main focus of the 1st National MIL Forum held last 18-19 January 2019 at the Quezon City Sports Club, E. Rodriguez, Quezon City. The activity was organized by the Philippine MIL Core Group, an ad hoc committee of MIL educators, advocates, and practitioners in the Philippines and the Philippines Communication Society. This national forum aims: (1) to discuss the state of media and information literacy education in the country; (2) to describe the role of media and libraries in promoting media and information literacy education; (3) to develop an outline of topics for revised media and information literacy curriculum guide in SHS; and (4) to identify strategies in teaching media and information literacy.

Two DLSU Librarians were invited to be the discussants of the 1st ever National MIL Forum. Mr. John Louie Zabala talked about the impressions on media and information literacy education in the Philippines on Day 1. He also shared his co-authored work on literate studentry and MIL implementation in the Philippines which was presented in the 17th Congress of Southeast Asian Librarians (CONSAL 2018) in Naypyitaw, Myanmar.

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The role of media and libraries in promoting media and information literacy education was the primary emphasis of Ms. April Manabat’s session on Day 2, repositioning libraries and librarians as key players in promoting media information literacy education in the Philippines.

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The event was attended by almost a hundred participants comprising of teachers, educators, media practitioners and information professionals, both from the private and public sectors in the country.



Image credit: NFMIL FB page
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