Welcome in Glocal Youth
Glocal Youth is a web site of media education and interculture, a guide to educate young people to grow an aware relation with media, facilitating the development of critical thinking skills and of a responsible citizenship. Glocal Youth wants to encourage boys and girls to reflect upon youth representations conveyed by mass media, in the World Northern and Southern regions.
Why Glocal Youth?
The project Glocal Youth has been inspired by a series of questions:
What image of youth world is conveyed by media addressed to youth? Are there any representations and stereotypes which often recur? What are the differences and similarities between media from Europe and from the developing world? Does it emerge a representation of "Global Youth" or do the differences between North and South prevail?
What has Glocal Youth realised?
In order to find an answer to these questions, we have carried out an international research on media production for young people
in World Northern and Southern regions (press, radio, music, television, cinema, internet).
Then we have selected the most significant media products, both from the North and from the South. Taking this selection as a point of departure, we have elaborated a didactic kit, to be used by teachers, educators and young people as a practical tool of education to media and interculture.
Furthermore, some groups of students will realise media products: so they will be able to express their right of speech, to create products that better correspond to their ideas, passions, projects.
Glocal Youth approach
The project combines the two perspective of media education and interculture: on one hand, it aims to promote among young people a critical approach towards media; on the other hand, it intends to foster the knowledge of the media environments of provenience of young immigrants, and compare them with the European ones, enlightening specificities and uniformities.