Children and media literacy

children-media.jpgA research on the potentials of a 'new' audiovisual language. Case study media project Aifoon (2007-2008)

Researcher(s) (CIMS)

Sofie Van Bauwel

Supervisors (CIMS)

Sofie Van Bauwel


This research focused on the media literacy project Aifoon and stressed the potential skills children could learn from this kind of media programs. Using a ethnographic method of a partly participatory field research this project questioned the potentiality of a media literacy program and evaluated the specific case of Aifoon. In this research media literacy was critically questioned using empirical quantitative data to reflect on the specific case but also to question the current theories on media literacy in relation to children and empowerment.