Modern trends of media education in Belarus

UDC 004:[316.3:008] BBK 74.58:73

Sosnovskaya Z. M.

The article deals with the issues of media education development in Belarus, proving that it is based on the continuity of the concepts and ideas of the Soviet period, and the use of innovation. As key concepts of media education the researchers of Belarus allocate cultural, aesthetic, practical, sociocultural theories of media education, theory of critical thinking development. The activities of media educators aim to achieve the following goals: the development of critical thinking of the audience; the aesthetic education of children and youth through mass media; the development of the social space of media culture.

Key words: media education, Belarus, cultural, aesthetic, RKM theories, pupils, students.

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