Who we are?

Televele Media Education Association was established in 2009 by teachers and psychologists. The mission of the Association is the improvement of media literacy of young children and the promotion of media education in Hungary in strong connection with the education of democratic values. The organization has completed several projects in kindergartens and schools, for instance dealing with the integration of Roma children, and a media literacy project consisting of a series of sessions in kindergartens. In every program, we put strong emphasis on the education of democratic values at early childhood, as this is the basis of media literacy.

As part of this activity it is necessary to train the teachers, and kindergarten teachers, and to form their and the parent’s attitude. We organized workshops for parents and teachers about media education, and about the way young children use media. The media education doesn’t, or only slightly appears in the teacher training in Hungary. However, the demand for media education to be adopted in kindergarten and school curriculum is higher and higher. This indicates that the Association have been invited to organise trainings for teachers at a lot of different educational institutions. In recent years, we have regularly participated in adult education in teacher’s trainings and parent’s skill improves trainings.

What we do?

DRON – critical media literacy and fake news (2017)

The aim of the project was promoting competencies that boost media literacy, including critical thinking, critical media comprehension and active participation in digital communication among socially underprivileged children and youths. The project comprised two sets of class activities; one for upper level students and one for grammar school students, 4×45 minutes for each age group. We used tablets in this course. The materials are avaliable: https://televele.hu/dron.

We also created two sets of free e-learning education materials for teachers with the Mérték Foundation. (http://mertek.eu)
According to improve media literacy and democratic culture, the e-learning education material seeks to show how the media operates and the role it plays in a democratic society.

Media and film education programme for the Mathias Corvinus Collegium FIT programme (2015-)

The educational programme for talented kids  (http://fit.mcc.hu) offers various courses for 10-14 years old students in 5 cities in Hungary. We have a course for 5th graders about media use, news, advertisements and filmmaking. We also developed an e-learning course for this programme.

Media education promotional booklet series for children aged 6 to 16 and lesson plans for Magic Walley Hungary (2015)

The Magic Valley media literacy education centres have been created by the National Media and Infocommunications Authority to support children in their conscious and safe media use. The two locations in Budapest and Debrecen provide examples for and examine the magical impact of the media, and the “valley” offers a protected, safe environment and venue for relaxed consideration, dialogue and fun.

This publication offers learning and reference points for children in areas of media education less extensively covered in textbooks, but which help enhance their quality of life, preserve their mental health (e.g. consumption, cyberbullying, healthy body image). The booklets target three separate age groups, the 6 to 9, the 10 to 12, and the 13 to 16 cohorts, all addressing their topics from multiple perspectives. Children’s media consciousness, empathy, and critical attitude can be developed via “joint” exploration of certain correlations. Drawing on modern, playful, and diverse teaching methods, educators will motivate children to think more seriously about media content and how to consume it in their everyday lives. Adopting an empathetic and supportive tone, these interactive booklets inspire self-reflection, awakening in children discerning tastes and a sense of responsibility towards their lives via their media consumption habits. As well, they provide models of behaviour vis-á-vis their friends and family.

Media Pedagogy module in Occupation Guidance Programme of Pro Talentis Foundation – Hungary (2014-2015)

The aim of the project was to help the participants to be in labor market. Working with the Pro Talentis Foundation in this one nad half year long project we developed and implemented course for 12-18 years old students about the secure, creative and critical use of the digital enviroment.
The main topic were:

  • digital self-representation, digital footprint
  • digital responsibility
  • digital access
  • digital media creation

Media Literacy – prevention program (Jul. 2014 – Dec. 2014.)

Granted by HIA – Hungary
In this Prevention Programme we gave small courses on Internet Literacy and Media Violence for primary school students and their parents. We are also making a short film about the project and topics, and developing online games which will be avaliable in our website in December.

Teacher training – respect in virtual social space (Apr. – Jun. 2014.)

This project on the one hand aims increasing the teacher’s knowledge of social networking and on the other hand enhancing student’s awareness in handle cyber-bullying. The social media generated an increased interest, not only among youth, but among younger groups of children. Besides this, another tendency could be also identifiable: rejection and negative reactions on the adults’ part, notably from teachers. Many teachers are uncertain in using social media, which block to presence the conversion about the student’s usage of social media in the school. Even so the teachers are facing the problems coming from the usage of social media by children in everyday school life.
The project focuses on improving teacher’s competences on process of the social media, and offer teaching resources, methods and technics. While dealing with this topic it’s extremely important try to avoid propagating social media, because the target group is closed to join most of the social media outlets. But according to the survey a lot of children aged 10-12 are also a member of the social media networking. The goal of the session is not to encourage students to sign up for social networking but to foster the responsible usage of social networking sites and to raise awareness of the risks involved The project focuses on real uses and needs, and not on the legal/illegal aspect of use.
From the several aspect of the topic on respect in virtual social space the training is focused on privacy in digital space and cyberbullying. Due to the characteristics of target age there is a particular importance the topic of privacy. Without understanding relevancy of privacy couldn’t be acquired many aspects of cyberbullying in this age.

Download the materials in English here.

Szitakötő gyerekirodalmi lap 2013 –

Articles about news and freedom of speech for a Hungarian children’s journal.

MOPED in activity (teacher training, roadshow, teacher networking) (Spring 2014)

Granted by Norvey Grants
The project intended to support, and distribute media literacy, and educate democratic values in the early life. This approach of education has been missing so far in Hungary. To promote, and motivate using the free educational (media literacy and democracy) packet MOPED, made by Televele Association. The target groups of the project werw: children between 5-12 years old, their teachers, and their parents. The project was focusing on the age-group, which has been left out of the media education so far in Hungary. As part of this activity it is necessary to train the teachers, and kindergarten teachers, and to form their and the parent’s attitude.

In the project media literacy activity for kids, teacher trainings, propagation of the media literacy education and of the democracy and creation a media education network for teachers were realized. During the project the MOPED educational packet in kindergartens and schools in three different towns introduced. Related to the education teachers and kindergarten teachers will participate on trainings and on supervisions.

To promote Moped packet and media literacy road-shows will be realized in 7 towns. As part of the project a special network will be created for teachers who are involved in the media and democracy education. The goal is to give opportunity to meaningful communication between teachers and their local media literacy team.

MOPED – Media Literacy and Civil Education Program (Jun. 2011 – dec. 2012.)

Granted by Open Society Institute
The Association developed a free Media Literacy and Civic Education program adopted for small children (from kindergarten and elementary school till 12 years of age), which is closely related to the promotion of democratic values, both in terms of the content, and in its methodology. Our educational packet represents how we could start to improve media literacy and democratic culture in the early life. The package is available free on the project website (www.televele.hu/moped)

The goals of the program

  • to provide opportunity to elaborate the media experiences of children
  • to introduce media literacy in the early life
  • to set together media literacy and improving democratic value
  • to give practicable help to improve media literacy in kindergarten, and primary school
  • to reach parents, and improve their skills in the field of the daily media pedagogy (media literacy)

In the program there are curriculum resources for three age groups (5-6 age, 9-10 age, 11-12 age). Besides the detailed lesson plans with multimedia tools there is in the packet several background material, about the methodology, psychology background, and how to use media children.

The main topics of the program:

  • to improve media use with reflective, critical attitude
  • to learn the codes of media, and how to read the several media content
  • to know more about the social roll of media
  • how to use internet and virtual space

Médiaovi – Mátraderecske 2011. szeptember- december

Granted by TÁMOP 3.2.11/10/1/KMR/ EU

In this project we gave 13 lessons for kindergarten children, supported by a Roma intergration program. The basis of the course was a German Media Pedagogy method.

Olvasásfejlesztés – médiaismeret 2010-2011

Granted by TÁMOP 3.2.4./1-08/KMR-2009-0007/EU
A program designed by the Televele Association for 90 students in three schools about the opportunities and difficulties about television, film and internet, analyzing texts, find relations written and multimedia texts, improving media literacy.