World Summit on Media for Children & Youth HANDOUT

Bridging Culture and Religion through Media Literacy

World Summit on Media for Children & Youth

Karlstad 2010

Rose Pacatte, FSP, MEd in Media Studies

Pauline Center for Media Studies, Los Angeles USA


  1. Mainstream media in religious education/faith formation brings faith and life together
  2. Media mindfulness skills (theological reflection) make connections between justice, culture, religion, faith, citizenship
  3. Demonstrate that media literacy pedagogy forms a bridge that connects our humanity and our better selves (character education)

Media Literacy Education:

  • Access
  • Analyze
  • Evaluate
  • Communicate
  • Produce

Theological Reflection

  • Awareness
  • Dialogue
  • Discernment
  • Decision
  • Act


  •  (music)
  • (license to show films)
  • (media literacy)
  • (media literacy; Church & communication)
  • Media Mindfulness: Educating Teens about Faith & Media
  • Our Media World: Teaching Kids K-8 about Faith & Media,

c. St. Mary’s Press 2007

Film clips in presentation: Robin Hood, Momma’s Helper, Reika makes sushi, DogPepsi Commerical, Millions, Babies, Karate Kid (2010)