Russia and Ukraine: Media Literacy Education Approaches

European Researcher, Vol.(30), № 9-3, 2012

13 Pages Posted: 30 Jun 2015

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Alexander Fedorov

Rostov State Univesity of Econimics; Taganrog State Pedagogical Institute

Date Written: June 30, 2015


For many decades of the Soviet period the development of media education in Russia and Ukraine has been practically coinciding. Media educational lessons (mainly on the material of cinematography and the press) were of optional and focal character and depended on the enthusiasm of certain teachers. In theory and methodology the aesthetic and practical approaches predominated. In the 1960s-1980s the most active was the Kiev group of Ukrainian film educators. Besides study groups, elective courses (aesthetic approach) and film/photo/video studious, school and university amateur newspapers and magazines (practical approach) media education was developing in an integrating form – within the compulsory subjects as literature, history, Russian, Ukrainian and foreign languages. The situation changed in modern times: Russia is leading in media education literacy researches, and Ukraine – in the practical media education in schools.

Keywords: Russia, Ukraine, media education literacy, schools, students

Suggested Citation

Fedorov, Alexander, Russia and Ukraine: Media Literacy Education Approaches (June 30, 2015). European Researcher, Vol.(30), № 9-3, 2012. Available at SSRN: or

Alexander Fedorov (Contact Author)

Rostov State Univesity of Econimics ( email )

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Taganrog State Pedagogical Institute ( email )

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