Media Education as a basis for civic education


  • Fernando Tucho


Civic education, media education, democracy, educational system


Civic education emerges as a new subject in the Spanish school after the last reform of the currículo. What kind of citizens and what kind of education are we talking about when we promote civic education? This paper reflects upon these topics and asks for the role of media education in the upbringsing of a critical, active, creative citizenship. A case of study joining media education and civic education is the «Student Voices project» developed in some American schools..