Children and media

The minor (30 ECTS) focuses on media literacy and parental mediation.

The significance and influence of the media give rise to questions and concerns among parents and professional educators who want to be able to support children in their daily lives. Therefore, it is very important to increase knowledge, skills, and awareness about the media among students in child psychology and pedagogics.

children media and culture

About the course

This minor is a good preparation for working and learning with international students in the field of social work and Pedagogics. The minor has a focus on the significance and influence of the media, which rises to questions and concerns among parents and professional educators who want to be able to support children in their daily lives.

Programme

In a mixed class of Dutch and international students you learn to analyze media from different perspectives. As a student enrolled in this minor, you will acquire knowledge of the developing child and its’ media use. As a student you will work in small teams on a project. These themes will have to collaborate with institutions in the field of education, youth care and social work

Credits back home

As an international exchange student at Windesheim, you will get study credits that may count towards the qualification you are studying for back home. So studying at Windesheim doesn’t have to mean extending your overall study time. You will make a ‘learning agreement’ covering your stay.

Important issues

We deal with such issues as:
•The development of media productions for children.
•The media-smart citizen: who has the responsibility for nurturing?
•The influence of media on the development of children and adolescents: opportunities and risks.
•Identifying and addressing media problems.
•The pedagogical analysis of different forms of media.  

Children and Media

 Children and media in a nutshell: student Anna explains