In 2016 British Columbia launched a new Applied, Design, Skills and Technologies curriculum which it describes as “an experiential, hands-on program of learning through design and creation that includes skills and concepts from traditional and Aboriginal practice; from the existing disciplines of Business Education, Home Economics, Information Technology, and Technology Education; and from new and emerging fields. It envisions a K-12 continuum fostering the development of the skills and knowledge that will allow students to create practical and innovative responses to everyday needs and problems.”
According to the Newfoundland Elementary Science curriculum guide, “the aim of science education in the Atlantic provinces is to develop scientific literacy. Scientific literacy is an evolving combination of the science-related attitudes, skills, and knowledge students need to develop inquiry, problem-solving, and decision-making abilities; to become lifelong learners; and to maintain a sense of wonder about the world around them.
Framed around key concepts of media literacy, the That’s Not Me tutorial examines how entertainment and news media represent diversity and the impact these media portrayals can have on the value we place on individuals and groups in society.
Framed around key concepts of media literacy, the Facing Online Hate tutorial examines how the Internet is used to spread and incite hate, how radicalization occurs, and how youth encounter hate online both through traditional hate sites and “cultures of hatred”.
The Northwest Territories Department of Education, Culture and Employment adheres to the WNCP’s Framework for Arts Education which contains a strong media education component. For Grades 1 to 9, the department follows the Saskatchewan curriculum for Arts Education.
We were delighted to welcome Google onboard as a Silver Sponsor of our organization in 2011. Google is a great supporter of our work and a promoter of the importance of digital literacy among Internet stakeholders in Canada: Google’s YouTube brand has been a Gold Sponsor of MediaSmarts’ Media Literacy Week since 2009.