La formación de ciudadanos críticosuna apuesta por los medios

  1. José Manuel Muñoz Rodríguez
  2. Margarita González Sánchez
Teoría de la educación

ISSN: 1130-3743

Year of publication: 2002

Issue: 14

Pages: 207-233

Type: Article

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The communication media require a constant reflection around the role that they play in current society. In this article it is started from the idea of opening the closed world of the classroom to the outside environment, rich in educational possibilities. We think that we have to understand from the foreign environment the messages issued from the media, in order to assume the formative challenge that they put forward to us, principally in the age in which the individuals, even though they do not handle those media, receive its information. In this perspective, the question lives not so much in making one or other use of the media, neither including having an educational sieve than it filters access to them, but rather in interpreting the significant and communication language of the media. And in this way we will to be able to find the training keys to reach an independent and critical education on the media's world. It means the need to promote and develop training in media, in order to train reflexive and critical people face to it. It is necessary to teach to interpret and act with the knowledge. It is necessary, as well, to teach on how handle in a critical and creative way the sources of information. And the best instrument in this sense is the education, which must be in permanent dialogue with the media if it wants to do critical, independent and reflexive subject citizens of the 21st century confronted to the communication media.