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Comunicar Journal 31: To teach the look. Some proposals to teach watching TV (Vol. 16 - 2008)

Formation of the critical consciousness regarding mass media in Uruguay


Paulo Olascoaga


The rate of mass media per inhabitant is particularly high in Uruguay. Nevertheless, there aren´t many experiences in teacher training and formation of a critical consciousness. The actors involved in the educational process have considered the matter thoroughly. At the same time, a revolutionary experience carried out with computers is being attacked, due to the lack of a pedagogic and critical basis. This paper offers the different arguments and new proposals.


Teacher training, formation of critical consciousness, plan one laptop per child, OLPC