The symposium will provide a platform for media educators, policymakers, government officials, non-governmental practitioners and researchers to exchange best practices in the field, as well as their concerns related to MIL, and information about the work that they are undertaking. The symposium ultimately aims to develop strategies to increase knowledge of MIL and encourage active discussions on how to effectively implement it in education policy and protocols. The symposium will explore key concepts related to media and information literacy, such as digital literacy, information literacy, and news literacy, and will be structured into three sessions with the following themes:
A. International practices and strategies for implementing and supporting MIL
B. Exploring digital citizenship for the knowledge society
C. The role of media and information literacy in the construction of democratic societies
The symposium will be jointly organized by the Korea Press Foundation (KPF), the Korea Education and Research Information Service (KERIS), and the Korean National Commission for UNESCO (KNCU), in cooperation with the Community Media Foundation, the National Association of Community Mediacenters, and the Office of National Assembly Member Eun-hae Yoo.