chapter  5
15 Pages

Media education in Chile. A digital leap that abandoned the study of media 1

WithPablo Andrada, Cristian Cabalin, Rayén Condeza

Progress in the field of media education in Chile has been delayed by the political-educational decision to take a digital leap in schools rather than promote the teaching of the mass media. This is partly because the media is seen only as a resource to learn other content. In accordance with this view, there is a relevant state agenda to learn about information and communication technologies but a rare academic agenda to be trained in media education. However, we find a growing amount of academic production on communication and education and an interesting number of organizations and projects that work on media education, especially in rural schools and in the formation of film and audiovisual audiences. These varieties of organizations added to the recent formation of a network of organizations linked to media education, which allows us to be optimistic about the future of the field.