Implementation of Media Education in Europe - Comparison between Media Education in Different Countries in Western and Central Europe

  • Ivana Polakevičová Universidad de Guadalajara
  • Marcel Lincényi Universidad de Guadalajara
Palabras clave: Europe, Media education, History, Implementation, Experience


The first considerations about increasing a person’s media competence aspart of lifelong learning in post-modern society had already appeared inpost-war Europe. International institutions, however, only began paying attention to media education in the 1990’s. At the beginning of the 21st century, the topic of media education has been implemented into the content of general education in most countries of the European Union. In most countries, this topic has been integrated into compulsory subjects, in some countries it is a cross-cutting theme in several subjects, while in some places the increase of media competence is a part of extracurricular education. The situation across countries is differentiated —Anglo-Saxon and Scandinavian countries have the longest history and the highest scores in the Union—. The presented research study deals with comparing the implementation of media education in Western and Central Europe.

Biografía del autor/a

Ivana Polakevičová, Universidad de Guadalajara
Department of Mass Communication and Advertising, Faculty of Philosophy, Constantine the Philosopher University in Nitra, Slovak Republic.
Marcel Lincényi, Universidad de Guadalajara
Department of Political Science, Alexander Dubček University in Trenčín, Slovak Republic.