Modules in the MIL curriculum that are related to this competence include:Module 1, Citizenship, Freedom of Expression and Information, Access to Information, Democratic Discourse and Life-long Learning; Module 2, Understanding the News, Media and Information Ethics; Module 9, Communication, MIL and Learning – A Capstone ModuleThe MIL teacher will begin to become familiar with the functions of media and other information providers and understand their importance to citizenship and informed decision-making.

Outcomes of this competency should include the teacher’s ability to:

  • Identify, describe and evaluate the public service functions of media and other information providers in democratic societies.
  • Demonstrate understanding of key concepts such as freedom of expression, access to information and fundamental rights enshrined in Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR).
  • Interpret and describe the relationship between media and information literacy, citizenship and democracy.
  • Describe media pluralism, media and other information providers as platforms for intercultural dialogue and why these are important.
  • Describe editorial independence.
  • Explain journalism as a discipline of verification within a public service remit.
  • Describe media and information ethics, and be able to identify when these have been breached.