Why media literacy is transformative of the Irish education system: a statement in advocacy

Laura Kinsella


Is it a ‘right’ to understand and participate in media? Is it a ‘right’ to be able to access and use online functions, tools and platforms? This chapter assumes a position of advocacy. With specific attention to Ireland, the importance of media literacy is outlined as an enabler of the other functions of citizenship.

Key words

media literacy

media education



information society

imagined communities


It is the entitlement and birthright of every person born in the island of Ireland, which includes its islands and seas, to be part of the Irish Nation. That is also the entitlement of ...

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