Human-Social Information Sciences

Media and Information Literacy C15

  • Prof. Tatsuya Horita      
  • Assoc. Prof. Toru Nagahama  
  • Assis. Prof. Taku Kawada  
KeywordsInformation Literacy, Media Literacy, Media Education, ICT and Information Education, ICT-based Education, Online Education, Learning Analytics

Consider the nurturing of information literacy as it is transformed by the advancement of information and communication technologies.

The development of information and communication technology has made it possible for anyone to transmit information at any time. While the use of information is becoming easier and easier, information literacy, the ability to select the information one needs from a large amount of information and the ability to judge whether the information one uses and transmits is appropriate, is required.

In the field of information literacy, in order to academically examine the cultivation of these qualities and abilities, while considering classical media theory and the latest trends in information and communication technology, students should: (a) Keep a dispassionate perspective that is not influenced by trends; (b) Have a practical attitude that is close to those who are working in the field; and (c) Emphasize dialogue to coordinate their respective positions.

In this laboratory, we are engaged in research on (1) the development of methodologies and educational contents that contribute to improving the quality of education through the active use of advancing information and communication technologies, (2) proposals for future literacy in media and information and methods to foster it, (3) operational issues such as governance in policies and educational institutions and educational programs for fostering leaders to realize these issues. We are promoting learning analytics through cross-disciplinary collaboration with fields such as psychology, neuroscience, AI (Artificial Intelligence), and mathematical data science, not to mention informatics and pedagogy, aiming to return research results to society.
  • Media Education in Sendai Shirayuri Gakuen Elementary School