Publications


The Department for Media Education and Audiovisual Media publishes educational and informative materials related to media education and classification of audiovisual programmes. All material is free of charge and available online,

Take a look at how Finnish media education is promoted through national policies and in various organisations and projects. Get a taste of a few shining examples based on joint national efforts and see a brief history of how Finland has developed into a forerunner in media education.

Media education in Finland

Finnish media education -Guidebook

Take a look at how Finnish media education is promoted through national policies and in various organisations and projects. Get a taste of a few shining examples based on joint national efforts and see a brief history of how Finland has developed into a forerunner in media education.

You can find the guidebook here.

You have the opportunity to learn about the central concepts of media literacy and their relationship with this explanatory infographic.

You can download the infographic here.

Media literacy policy

Media Literacy in Finland -video series

Media literacy in Finland is the media literacy policy and the national media education policy , published by the Ministry of Education and Culture in 2019. In addition to the vision, main aims and the prososed actions, the policy aims to clarify the field of media education and describe the strengths, values and principles of media education in Finland.

In this video series the experts from the National Audiovisual Institute present and discus the main aspects related to the policy: Context, preparation process, main aims and the implementation of the policy.

Study reports

Best practices and areas for improvement in promoting the media literacy of adults in Finland

 

The study focusing on the situation of media literacy work for adults was conducted by the Centre for Cultural Policy Research CUPORE in cooperation with the National Audiovisual Institute KAVI. The data for the qualitative study were collected at the turn of the year 2020–2021 by interviewing 20 experts, who work on adults’ media literacy in various ways. The interviewees represent the fields of non-formal adult education, libraries, media, research, and administration, and the third sector. The aim of the study was to provide an overview of the situation of the field, highlight best practices, find most important challenge as well as provide views about the future of the adults’ media literacy work in Finland.

The extended abstract of the study can be found here.

 

Media Education Research in Finland: A Literature Review

The report addresses media education-related research conducted in Finland in recent years: what has been studied and where, how much research has been conducted and what kinds of methods have been used. The report is based on a literature review on Finnish doctoral dissertations, licentiate’s theses, master’s theses from universities and master’s level theses from universities of applied sciences, as well as peer-reviewed articles in academic journals published mostly electronically in Finland and dating from 2007 to 2012.

You can find the literature review here.