A4 Article in conference proceedings
New Literacy Competences and Media : Student Teachers’ Understanding and Knowledge (2023)

Lähdesmäki, S., & Maunula, M. (2023). New Literacy Competences and Media : Student Teachers’ Understanding and Knowledge. In IICE 2023 April Conference Papers (pp. 157-163). Infonomics Society. https://doi.org/10.20533/IICE.2023.0042

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Publication details

All authors or editorsLähdesmäki, Sirkku; Maunula, Minna

Parent publicationIICE 2023 April Conference Papers

Place and date of conferenceDún Laoghaire, Ireland11.-13.4.2023


Publication year2023

Pages range157-163

Number of pages in the book178

PublisherInfonomics Society

Publication countryUnited Kingdom

Publication languageEnglish


Publication open accessNot open

Publication channel open access


In teacher education, it is crucial to enhance the awareness and understanding of new literacy skills among student teachers, as teachers transmit cultural values through their teaching. Teachers are responsible for defining the knowledge and skills that students can acquire in schools. This study investigates student teachers’ awareness of new literacy competencies as a part of the educational and teaching role of schools and teachers. The study employs qualitative content analysis as the research method, and the data analyzed are opinion pieces generated by 37 student teachers enrolled in a media literacy course. The study aims to examine how student teachers identify new literacy skills and their significance. The findings reveal that new literacy and media literacy, along with their interconnectedness, are identified and perceived as significant by student teachers, particularly for promoting students’ safe, responsible, and well-rounded relationship with media. The study suggests that creating a safe and empowering relationship with media is a collaborative educational task that requires the involvement of both schools and families.

Keywordsteacher trainingclass teachersmedia literacydigital competencecompetenceconceptions

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Ministry reportingYes

Reporting Year2023

Preliminary JUFO rating1

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