SIGNIS ASIA Media Education Desk Workshop on ‘Training of Trainers’ on Media Education, Online Media Education and Trainers Guidebook with Case Studies

July 16 to July 20, 2019, Phnom Penh vicariate Pastoral Center, Cambodia.

The 2019 Workshop on ‘Training Trainers’ on Media Education,
Online Media Education and Trainers Guidebook with Case Studies
took place at the Pastoral Centre in Phnom Penh, Cambodia from
July 16 to 20, 2019. Fifteen participants from Bangladesh,
Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Korea, Laos, Macau, Malaysia,
Myanmar, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam shared in this
unique and exciting opportunity. The goal of the program was to
equip this selected group of trainers from Asia with three main
objectives:

  • To equip participants with creative tools and methodologies so
    they can effectively train teachers, students, social workers, Church
    personnel and seminarians in Media education in their countries of
    origin.
  • The introduction of an ‘online certification course’ on Media
    Education. This opportunity will provide teachers with the ability to multiply their efforts as they share the online platform with several
  • countries across Asia.
  • *The creation of a guide book with case studies and tips on how to
  • conduct group discussions.

The program featured presentations and deliberations with key
presenters on the current state of Media Education in Asian
countries, the negative influence of media on children and youth in
Asia and the need for strengthening Media Education Activities.
These initiatives were supported by discussions on Media
Education Models in different parts of the world to help participants
identify strengths and weaknesses as well as specific areas to
instruct Media Education and to develop training methodologies
and skills. They also acquired some practical experience and
networking opportunities with the choice to participate in the development of an action plan to take this initiative into the future.