The National Association for Media Arts Education has launched a national initiative
to fully establish quality, standards-based Media Arts Education (MAE)
for all learners
in all learning venues - in school and out.
“We envision a world where all learners have equitable access to the emergent power and potential of media arts.”
PLEASE SIGN THE PETITION TO SUPPORT MEDIA ARTS AS A SEPARATE SUBJECT AREA IN SCHOOLS!
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We live in a world increasingly infused with and interconnected through media arts. "Media arts", defined as technology-based creative production and design, and including the diverse forms of photo, video, sound, animation, graphics, web design, social media, multimedia journalism, 3D design, interactive and virtual design, is fundamental to how we experience, comprehend, and interact with our world.
It is imperative that these vital forms of production and design become standard, high-quality offerings in schools and other educational settings. These offerings are important for students to skillfully wield these forms for their own creative expression, academic development and career preparation, as well as to gain critical literacies in analyzing and negotiating multimedia experiences.
National Association for Media Arts Education, “National Media Arts Education Initiative”
BENEFITS FOR STUDENTS AND SCHOOLS INCLUDE:
Creatively unlimited physical/virtual multimodal laboratories and tools – the ultimate makerspace
An accessible, democratizing art form that reflects contemporary ideas, capacities and culture
Increased learner engagement, self-direction, deeper learning, and cultural empowerment
Increased access for all learners to core academic content and processes (e.g. Special Education, English Language Learners, socio-economically disadvantaged)
A hub discipline that dissolves silos between subjects, for integrated, transdisciplinary learning
Increased outreach and interactions between learners, schools and communities
Real world learning, school to work connections and pathways, and workforce preparation
More effective, flexible, inclusive and personalized approaches to learning, teaching and education
Comprehensive range of 21st century skill sets and competencies
Critical literacies across media, technology and digital culture
NAMAE is seeking to create a network of associated members and organizations who support the inclusion of media arts as a core component of 21st century education for the benefit of all students. Please join us!