"After few years of preparation and work, all our efforts are coming to fruition. Thanks to the partnership with UNESCO, the necessary material to allow students of primary and secondary schools in Bosnia and Herzegovina to receive an education in Media and Information Literacy is ready. We hope, they will help in making them active citizens and aware of the information, media and platform environment that surrounds them," said Emir Vajzovic from the Faculty of the Political Sciences at the University of Sarajevo and UNESCO’s long-standing partner in the country.
The MIL curriculum and accompanying material for teaching have been developed by the University of Sarajevo, together with the respective Ministries of Education in 2 cantons and 1 entity, to support the piloting of Media and Information Literacy (MIL) in formal education in Bosnia and Herzegovina, within the framework of the UNESCO EU-funded project "Building Trust in Media in South East Europe and Turkey - Phase 2." The piloting is planned to begin in 30 schools across the country at the end of the year 2021, preceded by librarian and teacher training programmes.
The MIL curriculum was developed based on the UNESCO MIL curricula and includes 12 modules adapted to the local context and supportive of digital transformation in teaching and learning.